Designing Edges

In its fifth year, TEDxMonterey is celebrating what emerges when we embrace the edges: discovery, invention and transformation.

We often find ourselves at our most creative, willing to take a risk or leap into the unknown when we are at the edge. Whether at the edges of our knowledge, relationships, or society, it is out here where our limits are tested and we are challenged to reimagine ourselves and our world.

“TEDxMonterey ”Edges” took place on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at the Monterey Institute of International Studies.

My role: Experience Design! Here are a few photos from this awesome experience.

The process:

Bottle caps Bottle Sorting and Washing

 The stage installation


The final product:

Upcycled Art  Upcycled Bottles

Check out the great talks!

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How might we….



The Design Thinking brainstorming methodology that explores potential answer to “how might we….?” is one of my favorite tools in my toolbox.  Over the past few years, I have had the opportunity to facilitate the brainstorming for several challenges using this tool and have truly enjoyed watching the process evolve for each group. Check out my portfolio to see a few examples.

The Ayni Project Process