Below are a examples of the workshops and presentations I give. If you’re curious about a presentation for your group, including hands-on design thinking or visioning exercises tailored to your organization’s specific goals, please contact me.
In late June I will be traveling to the Adirondacks region of New York to conduct a community visioning session for a shared Makerspace/collaboration facility in the heart of a small, rural town.
In August I have plans to travel to Romania, to conduct a collaborative workshop with university staff and K-12/university students as a part of their summer computer science camp. The workshop will allow students to experience different flexible environments and provide visioning/feedback for a permanent collaboration space on campus.
Title: Design Thinking for Environmental Design
When: May 31, 2017
Where: Environmental Design Research Association, EDRA48: Voices of Place
Format: Interactive workshop intensive designed to help an audience of student and professional environmental designers/psychologists understand the underlying neurological reasons for engaging in a guided process around design and ideation.
Title: “Diversity in Making” panelist/Tailor-Made Innovation Spaces workshop
When: March 2017
At: New York State Maker Summit
Format: Interactive workshop intended to help the audience grasp the breadth of possibilities in educational Makerspaces, identify goals of their key stakeholders, and learn exercises to design a space around those goals.
Title: Design Thinking for Social Impact
When: November 2016
At: Finger Lakes Social Entrepreneurship Institute
Format: Interactive 3 hour workshop, designed to help participants understand principles of design thinking, the psychology behind breaking down the design process, and how to apply it to a social impact project of their choice.
Title: Environmental Psychology for Project Managers
When: November 2016
At: Cornell University, guest speaker for CEE 5900
Format: Lecture and in-class activity to introduce engineering project management students to basic concepts of environmental psychology for collaborative workspaces.
Title: Design Multiplied by X
When: October 2016
At: Cornell University, guest speaker for AA&P’s Thumbnail series
Format: Pecha Kucha style presentation (20 slides, 20 seconds per slide) on three key principles of speculative design, and why design students should embrace a speculative mindset.
Title: What is Design Programming?
When: July 2016
At: Cornell University, guest speaker for DEA 1100: Design Generations
Format: A career talk followed by interactive workshop for students in design, architecture, psychology, and arts programs, designed to introduce students to the concept of architectural or design programming a space.
Title: Tailor-Made Innovation Spaces
When: April 2016
At: Association for Learning Environments Southern Regional Conference
Format: Interactive workshop with Raechel French, intended to help the audience grasp the breadth of possibilities in educational Makerspaces, identify goals of their key stakeholders, and learn exercises to design a space around those goals.