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Zach Hyman

East Hampton, NY
Zach is a researcher, designer, and author whose interests include service design, resource-constrained creativity, and studying everyday life, and he’s interested in research that contributes to designing better products, services, and experiences – particularly in emerging markets. His work to date has consisted of projects across China, Myanmar/Burma, Viet Nam, Thailand, Denmark, England, and the US, and his research has supported the design of both products and services around mobile phones, healthcare, transportation, and education. He’s written for and presented to IDEO and frog design, and received a Fulbright to research resource-constrained creativity in China. He sits on the editorial board of Makeshift Magazine, and he recently completed his first book, Yangonomics, which looks at the informal economy of Myanmar through the lenses of commerce, design, and policy. His work has appeared in The Atlantic, Fast Company, Core77, and Danwei/The Financial Times, and he shares interesting patterns, street observations, and human behaviors that he’s seen on his blog, Square Inch Anthropology.