Design Talk: Session Three

Design Talk is an event series focused on having conversations about design. The conversations can focus on any design topic from different resources such books, podcasts, articles, community members, creative leaders, and more.

For the next few weeks, we will be listening to 5 episodes of the podcast, Design Future Now, produced by AIGA National. Listen to the assigned episode and join the Zoom meetup to have a discussion about it with fellow creatives. Join us for all sessions or pick and choose.

Session Three

Design Future Now

Episode 8 - Rinat Sherzer on Biomimicry and Gender in Design

Interdisciplinary biotech engineer, social entrepreneur and designer Rinat Sherzer talks with Lee-Sean Huang about biomimicry and gender in design. Rinat is the founder of Of Course Global, a social innovation design consultancy, helping businesses be a force for good in society. In her practice, Rinat combines principles from biomimicry & speculative design to create a cultural shift towards an egalitarian society by exploring the menstrual cycle and de-shaming it, which she explained further in her TEDx Talk: The Bloody Taboo With The Power To Change The World.

Design Future Now

Hosted by Lee-Sean Huang, each episode includes conversations with creative practitioners and leaders about designing for the future and the future of design. The podcast is available on the following outlets for free: - Episodes and transcripts available


Apple Podcasts

Radio Public

Virtual Meetup

For our virtual meetups, we will be using Zoom. Attendees will receive an email with the Zoom information before the meetup. Zoom is available to use with a web browser or with the Zoom app. The app is available to download in the Apple Store and Google Play Store.

Meetup activity and questions will be sent to attendees prior to the meetup.


AIGA Pittsburgh is committed to hosting events that are accessible for all. If you need special assistance to participate in this event, please contact us at For assistance accommodations to be provided, please notify us at least five business days in advance of the event. If we do not receive timely notification of your reasonable request, we may not be able to make the necessary arrangements by the time of the event.

When & Where
Wed, Jun 24, 2020 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM EDT