Perris Richter

Social Machines, MIT Center for Constructive Communication
  • Head of Design

 Perris joined the Lab for Social Machines as a design thinking and innovation specialist to translate LSM-born research and technology into scaleable solutions to real-world problems. They are a strong advocate and practitioner of what they call 'Humane-Centered Design': working to anticipate  unintended consequences, design for more equitable futures, and minimize environmental impact. Prior to joining MIT, Perris worked at a number of design studios where they focused on social innovation projects. Highlights include designing a device for the hearing impaired, co-facilitating a USAID-funded accelerator for girl-focused social enterprises in Southeast Asia, and shaping the brand and product experience for the beloved MIT venture, Local Voices Network. In 2020, they graduated with a Masters in Behavioral Science from the London School of Economics to bring a deeper level of human understanding to their work. 

 Perris joined the Lab for Social Machines as a design thinking and innovation specialist to translate LSM-born research and technology into scaleable solutions to real-world problems. They are a strong advocate and practitioner of what they call 'Humane-Centered Design': working to anticipate  unintended consequences, design for more equitable futures, and minimize environmental impact. Prior to joining MIT, Perris worked at a number of design studios where they focused on social innovation projects. Highlights include designing a device for the hearing impaired, co-facilitating a USAID-funded accelerator for girl-focused social enterprises in Southeast Asia, and shaping the brand and product experience for the beloved MIT venture, Local Voices Network. In 2020, they graduated with a Masters in Behavioral Science from the London School of Economics to bring a deeper level of human understanding to their work.