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Hello, I’m Tiffany Chen

Director, IDEO San Francisco

I believe design is at its best when it inspires creative curiosity, iterative learning, and tangible possibilities for complex systems challenges.

What you won't learn from my bio:
I'm an avid doodler and love to create doodle impressions of people I meet and work with.

Joined IDEO:

Full Bio

Tiffany is a Director in IDEO's Learning practice.

With a passion for research and getting tangible, she believes design is at its best when it inspires creative curiosity and continuous learning.

At IDEO, her work is grounded leading interdisciplinary design teams and championing design-led solutions for complex systems challenges in learning and education. Her work today focuses on corporate learning – cultivating and scaling creative and future fit capabilities in service of organizational transformation.

Tiffany has deep expertise in designing holistic learning systems, grounded in learner-centered experiences and journeys. She is most inspired when co-creating with partners, learning side-by-side with embedded clients, and coaching teams and individuals as they embark on their own learning journeys.

Prior to IDEO, Tiffany's love of complex systems challenges was grounded in her experience in architecture. She worked as an architectural designer at Gensler and Pei Cobb Freed & Partners, received her Master in Architecture at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, and received her Bachelor of Architecture and minor in Digital Studies at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.