aaron z. lewis
is designing
for social good

I’m a designer, UX researcher, writer, and armchair cognitive scientist. I currently work on Uber Health—a tool that lets healthcare organizations use Uber for non-emergency transportation. Previously, I studied cognitive science at Yale and designed products for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign.

You can catch me on Twitter, LinkedIn, or email.

Selected projects

Hillary for America

How can we help volunteers discover easy & impactful ways to get involved?

A volunteer signup site that scheduled ~30,000 shifts during the final weeks of the campaign.

UX research & product design

Uber for Business

How can we empower organizations to transport underserved communities?

A web app that allows organizations to arrange transportation for customers and patients who don’t have smartphones.

UX research & product design lead

Hillary for America

How can we inspire young voters to amplify our campaign’s message?

An app where supporters created and shared their own custom “Love Trumps Hate” videos.

UX research, copywriting, & product design

Hillary for America

How can we make it fun to donate to the campaign?

A site where Hillary donors signed up to automatically contribute to the campaign every time Trump tweeted. As seen on CNN, Adweek, and Mashable.

UX research, copywriting, & product design lead

Khushi Baby

How can we improve vaccination records in the developing world?

A successful $31,000 Kickstarter campaign for an NFC necklace that makes it easy to store and retrieve digital vaccination data. As seen on NPR.

Copywriting & campaign management

Writing & reading

Hot off the press

Why people work: a quick field guide

A rough map of 21st century worker tribes. Why they work, what work is for, and what makes their work worthwhile.

Creating excuses for community

Why do we read the news, how does it change the way we relate to one another, and how can we create more connectedness amongst strangers?

Breakdown of will

Why do we feel like we need willpower at all? How can we make sense of the fact that people’s preferences are super inconsistent over time, and why is it that people keep so often undermine their own long-term goals?

See all writing

Recent reads

The Origins of Political Order


Understanding Media

The Organization Man

Breakdown of Will

Seeing Like a State


The Girl Who Smiled Beads