1st International Design Conference

22 September 2017, Friday

The Eye at Green Sun Hotel
2285 Chino Roces Avenue Extension, Makati City


Abigail Cabanilla

Abi is a seeker with a profound burden for the current state and health of our world. She believes that we can shape the future we deserve.

Her practice in the fields of Environmental Science, Community-Based Resource Management, and Experience Design exposed her to the key importance of listening and empathizing with the needs and values of people. Engaging individuals and communities to adopt a lifestyle of sustainability and become agents in the promotion of social equity weigh the heaviest in her life purpose and work. Having worked in the academe, particularly in the area of design and sustainability, presented her with the opportunity to cross-pollinate various disciplines, involve students and faculty, and facilitate collaboration and co-creation with communities and their very real challenges. Abi took the lead in the establishment of the Hub of Innovation For Inclusion (HIFI) of the College of Saint Benilde, where she is the Director.

Abi is also Co-Founder, Chief Experience Designer and Sustainability Driver at KindMind, an experience design laboratory that helps organizations grow by creating brand moments for their users. Abi is a regular speaker and facilitator of human-centered innovation among universities, corporate partners, and non-government organizations.

Abi is 2017 Fellow at the UnSchool of Disruptive Design, attended the Experience Design program at Kaospilot in Denmark, Management of Innovations from Stanford University, and holds degrees in Economics and Environmental Science from the University of the Philippines.



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