Until recently, most of my consulting work has been intended to bring order from chaos. I analyzed the processes and information of large organizations, and applied dozens of modelling techniques to enable automation and integration.
Yesterday I placed third in the Three Minute Thesis public speaking competition at OCAD University. I just started my Master’s Research Project in January, so it was an accomplishment to be able to explain it as follows: Continue reading →
These energy bars are vegan, high fibre, and deliver a lot of protein, with an unusual flavour. The recipe was developed as “ration bars” to dramatize a potential climate-change scenario in which all ingredients must be grown in Canada. But these are tasty even without such restrictions. The toasted millet gives them a delicate crunch. Continue reading →
Yesterday I took on a facilitation challenge with my Master’s degree classmates. We used some interesting frameworks and tools to develop a leadership, culture, capabilities and change agenda for our temporary consulting firm of 4 classmates.
Renovating my bathroom has shown that there is much room for improvement in e-commerce. In my Master’s program we learn how to study and improve the customer’s experience. It turns out that many frustrations of the online shopping experience are actually data quality issues that retailers could resolve:
Need some special shoes for Halloween, cosplay, or just for wandering down the street every day? Here’s how I made these shoes with a geometric decoration, to dress as a HexaSexual character: Continue reading →
This summer in my Public Policy Design course at OCADU, we used a human-centric design process to develop proposals to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, for better newcomer settlement programs.
You can read elsewhere about the obvious choices: finding a university program with the right mix of reputation, affordability and convenience, to reach your career or academic goals. But since I’ve started studying a Master’s in Design, I’ve discovered what other choices I made. Here are the questions I asked a friend to help her choose a Master’s degree program: