Aaliya Jones is a junior working to obtain her degree in Urban Design and a Minor in Innovation and Design. With a background in interior design, she brings her focus, enthusiasm, and willingness to learn.
“Under the guidance of the Global and Innovation Design Lab, this quarter I am looking forward to learning how to create long-term equitable solutions for problems while satisfying the desires of the people who recognize there is a problem and those who are in a position to create change.”
Interested in applying for the Global Innovation and Design (GID) Award?
Visit the GID Award website for more information on eligibility and to access the application.
Past GID Awardees
“My experience as a GID Awardee has been insightful, rewarding, and fruitful. I learned about design thinking and the methods employed to put thinking into action. I really liked learning how to card sort as a means to create usable information architecture.”
“Overall, the experience of being a part of the GID lab was super fun and meaningful to me. As an urban study and community planning student, this designing experiment of the GID webpage will benefit me when I need to design cities in the future.”
“I joined the GID Lab to learn more about user centered design and research, how to implement design-thinking in my life, as well as to strengthen my teamwork skills. By joining the team I realized how much I love this field and am excited to see where this path takes me in the future!”
“I like observing the thought process behind creating new applications and programs and learning how developers try to meet the needs of users. Working with the Global Innovation and Design Lab has given me new insights into the functioning of workshops and working in a team environment and I’m looking forward to future workshops.”
“I was born a designer. I grew up co-designing solutions to many of my family’s struggles. I am an immigrant, a woman, an older sister, dark-skinned, and so much more. My identities have helped me learn to create with intersectionality and accessibility in mind. I love that UX design is interdisciplinary and advocates for the user.”
“My goal in applying to the GID Award was so I could learn creative problem solving and apply it to developing innovative solutions to help both locally and globally.”
“I applied to the GID Award because it seemed like a good opportunity to explore design thinking while gaining the hands-on experience I’ve been needing to help get my foot in the door of User Experience.”
“What I love the most about the GID Lab is that it provides me with an opportunity to showcase and refine my creative ability while working on meaningful projects.”
“This has been an amazing opportunity to get first-hand, real-world experience in the field of global learning and design thinking. I am thankful to have gained new skills and knowledge of the work that can be accomplished in the GID Lab.”
“The GID Lab provides me an opportunity to leverage the design thinking process to empower local organizations to solve problems — like affordable housing — that affect our community.”