Talent Developer; Professor 
Wilfred Laurier; Sheridan College

Workshop | Designing artifacts for the Nature Deficit Disorder (NDD) Clinic

Jennifer is a facilitator, design researcher and futurist enthusiastic about imagining possible futures, collecting stories on human experiences and engaging in dialogues on what could be. She has facilitated leadership development and social justice workshops internationally, taught courses in Research Methods for Human-Centered Design and has worked collaboratively to design futures interventions for leaders in sustainable development and environmental justice. Jennifer earned her BBA with an International Concentration from Wilfrid Laurier University and her MDes in Strategic Foresight and Innovation from OCAD University.

The Nature Deficit Disorder (NDD) Clinic is a playful intervention set in the year 2040, that explores one plausible culmination of many emerging trends – the concept of open and free access to nature in the urban environment being neglected, government austerity measures cutting budgets to upkeep public spaces, hyperconnectivity, income inequality on the rise, and precarious weather.