Adriana Arriaga’s current research focuses on designing for vulnerable communities using interactive design. Her goal is to connect with different people to start a dialogue on social issues that affect marginalized communities. Arriaga refers to herself as a social impact designer; to her this means she designs by integrating the consideration of race, class, gender and other marginalized groups. In her previous experience, Arriaga has applied her design and artistic skills to help bring awareness to social issues in communities.
Arriaga has worked in a variety of different environments and has executed projects for museums, cultural programs, and in the public realm. Arriaga utilizes many different mediums/processes such as graphic design, printmaking, photography, animation, illustrations, web design, human-centered design, and UI/UX.