Kumu is a great online tool for making dynamic diagrams of systems, stakeholders and social networks. Here’s what I learned from using Kumu for a large system map of over 1100 cause-effect connections between 550 elements:
One of the findings from my Master’s Research Project was this framework for planning a systems-modelling project with a good balance between the scope to be covered, and the time and other capacities available from the modelling team:
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.
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: