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Ariel Sim

Director, Design Anthropology

Ariel Sim

Director, Design Anthropology

Ariel is interested in relationships that support better, more thoughtful design. She focuses on building technologies, organizations, and spaces that encourage both kindness and productivity. An anthropologist and futurist turned designer, Ariel imagines, creates, and tests to find common languages — spoken and unspoken — among her fellow citizens. Beyond MaRS, Ariel advises organizations on topics of design ethics. She is also a member of JustLabs, an organization that brings together designers, human rights practitioners, and social scientists to catalyze social change.