Presentations + Workshops

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.

Ongoing Projects

MakeBoro: I am working with a community in the Adirondacks region of New York to conduct a community visioning sessions for a shared Makerspace/collaboration facility in the heart of a small, rural town.

Past Workshops

Title: Coworkspace for Ideas to Projects Workshop
When: August 6-19, 2017
Where: Targu Mures, Romania
Format: Two week summer camp for students interested in IoT, robotics, app development, and Photoshop. Included an interactive portion to learn about workplace and build a prototype coworkspace for camper teams.

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.

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