Learners in my courses earn XP’s—experience points for meeting diverse people, visiting unexplored places, and trying new activities. Conclusion: just talking with a stranger on a plane is an adventure for many of my undergrads. 😟
If reality is socially constructed (Berger & Luckmann, 1966) and language is social, then we at #EndWell18 have an opportunity to construct healthier realities by changing the words we use (wellness/wellbeing) around dying.
I explore how design thinking, processes, and outcomes affect, and are influenced by human perception and behavior on a systemic level. Through getting to know people groups via field work and facilitating co-creation of design interventions, my work benefits communities while producing a clearer understanding of how people construct meaning by studying the solutions they create.