Joanne Cheung 张涓 is an interdisciplinary designer. She lectures at the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford University and the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley. As a former Director at the global design firm IDEO, she managed a portfolio of innovation programs with partners including Project Drawdown, Earthjustice, and the City of San Jose Mayor’s Office of Technology and Innovation. In her ongoing effort to amplify the public impact of scientific research through design, she spearheaded creative collaborations with institutions including the Icelandic Glaciological Society, Harvard Earth and Planetary Sciences Visualization Lab, Harvard Office of Sustainability, and Dartmouth Life Sciences Center. She has been a Fellow at the Harvard Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society and the American Association of University Women, an Artist-in-Residence at the Icelandic Association of Visual Artists, and a speaker at Duke Center on Law & Technology and the National Academy of Sciences. Her work received support from Knight Foundation, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and Rockefeller Foundation, and was featured in Wallpaper, Wired, Azure Magazine, Fast Company, and the New York Times.

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Lecturer, Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford University School of EngineeringHaas School of Business at UC Berkeley.
Affiliate, Harvard Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society.
Member, Inclusive Capital CollectiveZebras Unite, Anthropocene Curriculum, Sustainable Economies Law Center, Design Justice Network.  
Previous: IDEO, RadicalxChange, Institute for Quantitative Social Science, The Jewish Museum, EyebeamPerforma Biennial.


“Upstreaming Health”, a course on design for systems change, cross-listed with the Program in Human Biology and School of Sustainability.

“Designing Futures: Technology & Society”, an MBA course on technology and futurism. 

Water and Architecture in the Anthropocene, in Venice and the Anthropocene: An Ecocritical Guide, Wetlands Books.
Real Estate Politik: Democracy and the Financialization of Social Networks, Journal of Social Computing.
Policy Prototyping for the Future of Work, Harvard Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation.
First Mile Health, IDEO Journal.

The Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center, 2023 (forthcoming).
Global Meeting on Law and Society, ISCTE University Institute of Lisbon, 2022.
Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, 2022.
Anthropocene Campus Venice, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, 2021.
Novartis Biome Summit, 2021. 
Interface Women’s Summit, 2021.
Data Governance Design Conference, Duke Center on Law & Technology, 2019.
SocialxDesign, Harvard Business School, 2019.
Honoring All Expertise: Social Responsibility and Ethics in Tech, Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, 2018.
Role/Play: Collaborative Creativity, National Academy of Sciences, 2018.
ArtTechPsyche III, Digital Arts & Humanities at Harvard University, 2017.
The Future of Urban Innovations, Harvard Reischauer Institute, 2016.
Fukuoka Next: Urban Innovation Forum, Fukuoka Mayor’s Office & Kyushu University, 2016.


The Technology Future We Want: Imagining Positive Futures for Social Media, Harvard Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society, 2021.

Social Media as a Crisis Discipline, Harvard Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society, 2021.

InfluencexDesign Conference, Harvard Graduate School of Design, 2018.

M.Arch, Harvard Graduate School of Design.
MFA, Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts at Bard College.
BA, Dartmouth College.

International Baccalaureate, Li Po Chun United World College of Hong Kong.