Designer-Researcher, Freetown City Council (FCC), Sierra Leone
André is a Research Affiliate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Governance Lab [GOV/LAB], where he works as an Innovation Designer-Researcher in Freetown, Sierra Leone, focusing on applying the Lean Governance Innovation Design approach to co-identify a challenge and a Minimum Viable Product related to urban issues. He has a specialization in Strategic Design and a Masters in Design focused on Prospecting Sustainable Scenarios for Cities. He has worked for the last 10 years developing and managing projects focused on futures design applied in strategic planning and innovation ecosystems, working on the intersection between human-centered methodologies with Foresight applied in governmental contexts, working on several global projects.
Projects December 2020
Our initiative combining evidence and methods from design and social science to co-develop governance solutions with practitioner partners.
News September 2022
Meet André Arruda, Designer-Researcher in Sierra Leone
André Arruda, MIT GOV/LAB’s designer-researcher working with the Freetown City Council (FCC), Sierra Leone talks about his interest in governance innovation, and design and how it can shape our understanding of citizen-government relationships.