Creating transformative change with design thinking & strategy
Project: DesignJam Role: Service Designer
DesignJam offers co-creative, human centred, design-fueled workshops for young thinkers and makers. Working in a small team, we brainstormed and developed the business offerings. In addition, I was responsible for brand strategy, design and creating a brand guidebook that included research about our audience with personas and user journeys.
Education & Facilitation
Project: Urban Ecologies Workshop Role: Workshop Research, Development and Facilitation Team: Kelly Korney, Robert Walter Joseph
Working in a small team, we developed a workshop about creating people friendly cities in the GTA. We informed the workshop through design research by interviewing people in the community and through observation. The workshop was prototyped with a group of 20 people at the sLab and presented at the Urban Ecologies conference with a group of 45 people at the Art Gallery of Ontario.
As a panelist, my role was to discuss and facilitate a dialogue around Higher Education in Canada and one of the SSHRC selected themes of the issue. Using dialogic design methodology, I facilitated the formation of ideas around the conditions needed for new models of academic research to flourish.
Project: Design with Dialogue Digital Governance Role: Facilitation
Assisted in the facilitation of "Building Human Systems" workshop at DesignJam Toronto.
Project: Canadian Arctic Futures Team: George Wang, Ian Reid, Patrick Robinson
What will Canada's Arctic landscape look like in the next 50 years?
Arctic Futures is a foresight and environment scanning project created in affiliation with the Millennium Project Canada Node. Research includes analysis of signals, trends and drivers, first person interview with experts in the field, and scenario generation 2x2 methodology.
Toronto Botanical Gardens Strategic Development, Research and Report
Hult Prize 2015 business development to address early childhood education in Egypt's informal settlements
Mapping Complex Systems
Project: A portrait of Cultural Barriers to Health Equity in Toronto Team: Christina Muia, Smriti Shakder, Lindsay Roxon
What are the Barriers to Health Equity in Canada? How might we address these challenges?
As more individuals and families continue to migrate to foreign countries, the world’s largest cities are becoming increasingly global and diverse. Healthcare environments that prioritize equity for patients will need to find ways to adapt to these changing and diverse needs in a way that will ensure that all patients have equal access. This is especially true in a country like Canada where diversity and equality are core to our national priorities and pride.
In order to understand how our system may inadvertently create barriers or inequalities of service for diverse cultures this systems study investigates the highly complex dynamics of the healthcare system in Ontario from the individual, organizational to the government level. Decision making by the individual is directly influenced by policies and decisions made at the organizational and governmental level. In order to understand these inequalities, this project will investigate the barriers to health equity that result from cultural differences.
Project: Youth Spaces Team: Mike Stulberg, Octavio Juarez
How are space for youth created, both intentionally and unintentionally? How might the system better support the creation of supportive, safe and adopted youth spaces?
Digital Magazine Application development for Raptors, LEAFS, Maclean's, Cosmetics, MADE for Men