One part education, one part entertainment, and two parts application is my presentation moto. I approach information delivery as an educator who facilitates critical thoughts that lead to practical applications. I am a firm believer that information should be valuable to the audience and be easy to understand and digest.
From Birth to age 8 children need activities and experiences that will help their bodies develop and form neural connections. Good design promotes healthy development during this time of life. This lecture discusses the role of design and the environment in child development.
The Baby Boomers, Gen Xers, and the Millennials have been shaped by norms, values, and experiences encountered while growing up, which has lead to their worldviews. In this lecture we will discuss these views in terms of preferences and expectations in order to find common ground and ways to promote intergenerational collaboration.
Health & Wellness
Our physical environments serve as the basis for Health and Wellness. Be it physical, psychological, sociological, or through spirit, mind, and body, the physical environment can support or take away from Health and Wellness. This presentation is about the different environmental factors the effect and influence optimal Health and Wellness.
Environmental and social justice are at the root of all successful community development projects. Be it through landscaping, neighborhood organization, or recreational opportunities, a community can support Health and Wellness through community inclusion and resident-inspired actions. This lecture discussed intended and unintended consequences of community development as a way to encourage Health and Wellness.
Place attachment is an emotional bond one forms with a particular environment. People form attachment to coffee shops. parks, workplaces, and homes. This presentation focuses on the positive aspects of, and how designers can facilitate place attachment.
The Aging Process
As we age our body's begin to decline. Most notably are limitations in mobility, dexterity, and diminished sensory acuity. These declines can cause environments to become dangerous, or they can be modified to accommodate all people regardless of ability. This presentation will focus on the natural aging process from a biological and cognitive perspective in an effort to identify solutions that promote inclusion.
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