My experience comprehends implementing design research that uncovers problems, their variables and interdependencies. By combining qualitative, quantitative methods and sampling strategies, I aim to ensure the legitimacy and relevance of the study. From exploration to synthesis, I use a range of visualisation skills to present research insights comprehensively.
Designing future products, services, and strategies involves having responsibility for the unintended consequences of the outcome. To reduce my biased view and of those who have the power to propose this preferred future state, I am a strong supporter of co-design practices. This approach gives voice and space for people to be part of the process—designs with people instead of for people.
"Show, don't tell" is one of my favourites statements. Tangible artefacts (either low and high fidelity prototypes) help to engage physically and emotionally, bringing stakeholders to a fruitful discussion. Having a background and design and arts make prototyping a natural and enjoyable activity.
It starts with finding ways to connect with the audience and per attention to every aspect of the narrative. I cannot hide my joy when communicating an idea/vision/problem, even more, when I am personally connected to it. Storytelling is part of who I am; my job description might be "selling dreams, the dream that we can all create a better future."
An adoptive family identity starts by creating a sense of belonging, the child learns to belong to the family, and the family members learn to belong to the child. On Sense of Belonging Sessions, Simone Uriartt from Adoção Tardia (Older Child Adoption Project) speaks to families that have adopted, child development experts and professionals from the child protection system. Let’s take a moment to listen to other families stories and reflect on what means being an adoptive parent and how you can help your children build their identity.
“I am not free while any woman is unfree, even when her chains are very different from my own.” Marielle Franco
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