Author Archives: Jayme Cochrane

Designing Effective Personas

Categories: human centred design

For the Youth Voices initiative, we’ve designed and facilitated three human-centred workshops so far, moving towards the ultimate goal of prototyping solutions that improve the well-being of youth whose families have experienced separation and divorce. After collecting first-hand stories and experiences from young people, many of whom endured the traumatic separation of their parents, our […]

Attending the 2018 CONVERGE Conference

Categories: human centred design

In June 2018 I attended the CONVERGE conference in Vancouver along with fellow lab members Kari Boyle and Jane Morley. I was attending to simply observe and absorb the conference and learn the state of social labs across Canada. I’m not sure exactly what I was expecting, but came away impressed by the determination and […]

Designing in the Justice Sector

Categories: human behaviour, human centred design, Innovation

In university we were taught that design will change the world. In the early-2000’s we dreamed of being able to revolutionize healthcare or transportation through the power of design thinking. Fast forward to today, and the abstract concepts and techniques we were taught in design school are now commonplace to people with business, management and […]