I draw from a background in anthropology, psychology, and design studies to examine the intersection of man-made objects/spaces with personality, cultural values, and social structures. I am attracted to projects with clients who have a passion for identifying problems, understanding customers, and breaking down assumptions during design and ideation.
My personal work includes meeting with educators and architects as a design programmer for schools; consulting with coworkspaces on furniture and layout to support collaboration; and helping students and workshop participants become braver, broader thinkers. I speak on topics that include creating collaboration spaces/policies, psychology of space and design, space and culture, design thinking, evidence-based design, and speculative design. I love to make my audience laugh at first, and then think hard about wicked challenges. Traveling widely and learning every day are my guiding goals.
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