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

The Eye Roll Test: On time traveling translators

Why do words and phrases lose meaning over time? How can we keep our most treasured ideas from going stale?

Fools and their time metaphors

Digital calendars were supposed to make us feel at peace and in control. Instead, we feel scatter-brained, anxious, and over-booked. How have these tools shaped the way we think about time? And how might we free ourselves from the prison of the Gregorian grid?

Smartphones, superstition, and the postmodern condition

In the not-so-distant past, we diagnosed people who feared they were always being watched with paranoid schizophrenia. Now, that same fear is just a realistic understanding of how the world works. What are we to make of this shift?

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Recent reads

The Origins of Political Order

Impro

Understanding Media

The Organization Man

Breakdown of Will

Seeing Like a State

Scale

The Girl Who Smiled Beads

1984

Tempo