Changing the world through design – Kara Pecknold

Our good friend Kara Pecknold gave a TED talk recently in Vancouver. She challenges us all to consider how design can change the problems of the world… WELL DONE KARA!

Kara Pecknold graduated with a degree in English Literature, taught business communications in Eastern Europe and led educational teams in Thailand. But it was her ongoing fascination with language, design and the global impacts of each that led her to return to Vancouver and pursue an MAA in Design at Emily Carr, where she focused her research on cross-cultural design process. Her graduate work in Rwanda has been included as a case study in IDEO’s Human-Centered Design Toolkit. Kara can be found at Dossier creating design research tools or at Emily Carr University teaching a course she has developed that connects diverse students to the idea of designing for social innovation.

~ by blueporch on March 25, 2012.

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