In my consulting work I approach systems, organizations, and processes from the core value of life-positive designing. I identify and contribute to projects that enact wholehearted and inclusive design of caring structures, particularly those relating to health and thriving, environmental wellness, and conscious aging and dying.
Design is a form of power that can stabilize and disrupt. Existing models of design education tend to inhibit breakthrough products, systems, services and programs while postponing vital futures. Design pedagogy is evolving to better respond to the complexity of our times. Emerging pedagogical and curricular models are tapping the potential of new kinds of platforms and programs that add richness and depth to our lived experience, while simultaneously expanding the role of design in creating narratives and models of vital, flourishing societies.
Design Being is the embodied experience, and the choiceful production, of value. Can we translate real-time collective insight into the designed world we will gift to our children? For organizations seeking to be responsive to feedback from those who we serve, collective insight is as critical as strategy.