Lisa Norton

Professor of Design Leadership, Parsons School for Design - MetaIntegral Academy

I seek to spark new levels of awareness among designers of products, systems, structures and services that engage and care for life. From crafted objects, to system and experience designs, I am committed to inspiring designers to dare to envision a truly vital and accessible designed world. Through teaching and coaching, project and academic consulting, my concerns span interpersonal and environmental interaction, as well as systemic and organizational change.

Lisa Norton is Professor of Design Leadership in the School of Design Strategies at Parsons the New School for Design. She holds the B.F.A. from Cleveland Institute of Art and the M.F.A. from the Cranbrook Academy of Art. The engaging power of crafted objects led her from fine art, via human interaction, into integral design. Norton teaches, writes, facilitates and consults to designers and organizations on values-driven and -designed change processes. Her column “Integral Design Leadership” surveying emerging biopsychosocial approaches to design, appears regularly in Integral Leadership Review.