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I co-scope challenges with project sponsors, engage stakeholders to understand all points of view, highlight insights to reframe perspectives, generate alternative solutions and find moments to test ideas, iterate, build in feedback loops and develop plans of action to execute on ideas. Currently I am an experience designer for Kaiser Permanente. Previously, I was the Associate Director of Design for America where under my leadership the program grew from 40 college students at one university to 1,000 students at 29 universities throughout the US where interdisciplinary teams used creative problem solving for local and social good. My past work and students have been discussed in publications and blogs such as Fast Company, Chicago Tribune, Inc Magazine, Huffington Post, Core77 and more. I have given talks at conferences such as TEDx, IDSA, IxDA, Better Word by Design, and given workshops at college campuses across the country. I earned my masters in Organizational Change from Northwestern University and a BFA in industrial design at the Rhode Island School of Design and have taught design and engineering at both universities.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Workforce Investment Act: Room by Room Video!!

Room by Room was part of this summer's Workforce Investment Act from Obama's Recovery Plan. Check out the video Harken Productions put together for the City of Providence on us! 

Thursday, October 1, 2009

EK Hero Party in NYC!

Got to hang out with some of my real life heroes and sheroes tonight!! Woohoo!

Timberland EK Heroes with new celebrity hero Wyclef Jean! Check out his Yele Haiti!
One of my favorite sheros, Majora Carter, and new fellow EK Hero friend Andrea Bakacs

They had posters of us. Kind of embarrassing and kind of cool. 

And they had drinks named after us! 
Me and fellow Grainer, Brittany Kleinman