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Portland, OR, USA
I am formally trained in architecture, ergonomics, and educational leadership. That means I spend most of my days thinking about learning environments.
I build organizational models in education and design spaces to support them. I help leaders articulate, visualize, and present their mission. I love to create graphics which help people understand data.
I want to know how people learn, and I’m constantly visiting places like classrooms, libraries, and museums to understand this incredible gift. But I have a hunch that learning is just a state of mind. It can happen anywhere.
That means I’m always grappling with the interplay between information and architecture.
Ultimately, I’d like to redesign our public schools to become modern creative resources that are integral to both our digital and ecological communities.
A browsable, scalable infographic of a person's learning pathways, interlinked spheres of interest, mentors' influences, possible career trajectories, downloadable work samples, relevant organizations to aspire to, and causes to care about.
Absolutely. I agree that it's so important to get feedback from a variety of peers and mentors- and not just suggestions of how to improve a portfolio, but speculations of what you're good at and what your first steps need to be...
I believe it would be a great tool during an interview or conversation with a mentor, sitting side by side with an iPad. I could also envision employers 'surfing' the infographic on their own time: each element has embedded contact information, each organization listed is linked to their website, each work sample is navigable...