Bodystorming Toronto

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Design with Dialogue invites OCAD and design community participants to a special session welcoming Dennis Schleicher, Director of User Experience for Sears, to Toronto Tuesday March 23 from 7-9:00 p.m. This interim (DwI) event was just made possible by Dennis’ willingness to participate with us again in Toronto, and on this occasion to engage graduate students from the OCAD MDes Strategic Foresight and Innovation program. To register please use EventBrite and add your name.

Dennis’ workshop provides an introduction and practice of Bodystorming as a method for engaging people in simulating experiences and processes by designing them through joint acting and improv of envisioned situations. Dennis writes  about three types of Bodystorming on his noteworthy blog site Tibetan Tailor.  Maybe you can guess which one we will do, and come prepared to play.

Dennis Schleicher is Director, User Experience Architecture at Sears Holdings in Chicago where he builds the teams that build the online brands for Sears Holdings Corporation, mainly Sears.com and Kmart.com. He has worked with American Public University Systems, Ford, Chrysler, General Motors, United States Air Force, Microsoft, Comcast, Dominos, White Castle, Bosch, and Numara.

Dennis uses his background in business and industrial anthropology to design interactive products to support the way people communicate and interact in their everyday and working lives. He is actively involved with the Information Architecture Institute, the ASIST Special Interest Group of Information Architecture, Overlap, and the Interaction Design Association (IxDA).