Allison Makani`olu Rowe

A strategic & systemic designer focused on innovation for regeneration. I envision new futures — transforming radical ideas into responsible propositions and developing emotive products, services, experiences and businesses that transport us towards a happier and healthier world. Bridging strategy and creativity, insights and instinct, technology and ecology.

Until its recent closure, I led the Research & Design practice at SPACE10, pursuing a more equitable and regenerative future for people and planet — exploring topics ranging from sustainable food systems to digital services for transient living to water scarcity. I consult as Outout Studio, partnering with people and organisations to launch purpose-driven initiatives. And I convene smart people to do weird things — such as Under Your Internet, a playful educational experience to help students explore alternative models for data stewardship (backed by a Mozilla Creative Media Award).

Before this, I built new digital ventures with McKinsey, led an innovation team in spatial computing at Microsoft, developed medical devices for pediatric surgery, managed a global rollout of healthcare software and supported a hardware startup making sex toys for women. I also lecture at universities and speak at conferences and companies around the world.

For collaborations, speaking / writing requests or anything else, say hey.