Design Researcher - Canada
I studied interaction design at Sheridan College and my thesis work was focused on caregiving in dementia care. I conducted research in long term care homes and with caregivers, co-creating and prototyping a solution to document care preferences. Since then, most of my career has been spent researching, designing and creating things in the healthcare space.
Today I’m at WSIB, conducting inclusive research with vulnerable, injured people. I’m trying to understand how to design services that can help linguistic minorities, disabled people, and those who are relying on us to provide recovery to life after serious injury at work.
I occasionally consult on various design & research jobs, with past clients being: Ryerson University – Sleep and Depression (SAD) Laboratory, OCAD University – Indigenous Visual Culture Research Centre (INVC), City of Toronto, Pivot Design Group, Junction Design, iamsick.ca, Anderson DDB & Purely Interactive.
When not researching and designing, I can be found playing ukulele, cooking, or rock climbing.