I'm really excited to hear what Jennifer Leonard has to say. She is an interdisciplinary project leader at IDEO, a global design agency. She co-wrote Massive Change with Bruce Mau, a book that really made me think differently about the potential of design.
Before that, the Haligonian-born Leonard was a journalist, where she worked as an intern at Rolling Stone, then "she went on to run a series of popular radio programs and publish feature pieces in a variety of magazines including Details, Nylon, Seed, DAMn, Azure, Saturday Night, Form and Shift." In 2008, she was recognized in "I.D.'s 2008 design issue for her concept to raise awareness of global warming."
Leonard speaks tonight: “Referencing a personal selection of design's many colours, forms, functions, methods, stories and applications, I will paint a landscape of the design world today with wide brushstrokes. My hope is to take the audience on a journey from ‘the design of the world’ to contemporary ‘design fiction,’ leaving plenty of time for discussion.” 7pm in the NSCAD Bell Auditorium.