As a holistic creative visionary and listener, my entrepreneurial spirit is based on an understanding of intended and unintended consequences related to evolving systems and procedures that drive our modern world.
Design thinking is about the aggregation of multiple sources of information and then using that information to come up with design iterations. When it comes to Health and Wellness, these iterations must be functional, practical, and meaningful.
Whether its building a team at a firm, or building consensus within a community, Health and Wellness depend on all parties finding agreement, ensuring environmental justice, and facilitating personal empowerment.
The success of any project is dependent upon the the perceptions and beliefs of the primary occupants and target population. Literature reviews in combination with observations and interviews are some of the ways predesign research can uncover perceptions, attitudes, and beliefs toward assorted design initiatives.
Intergenerational Team Building
Situations and circumstances throughout a period of time define generational beliefs. Baby Boomers, Gen Xers, and Millennials grew up with very different situations and circumstances. Each generation is rich with ideas and perspectives. I help teams to understand and value these differences to achieve better outcomes.
Non Western Traditions
In an age of globalization, design is becoming homogenized. Optimal Health and Wellness means that designs should reflect something of how we see ourselves. I help teams balance the need for design related branding with the need for designs to reflect their primary constituency.
The built environment contains many symbolic and abstract sensory stimuli that help to shape human behavior. By understanding how we perceive and respond to assorted stimuli I am able to create environments that facilitate positive behaviors.