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  • Angelsea Saby

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  • Nanaimo, unceded and ancestral territory of the Snuneymuxw First Nation
  • Canada
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  • Canada Energy Regulator
  • Hello all! I am a UX Designer, currently on deployment leading a small UX & Content team with the Canada Energy Regulator (CER) in our Energy Information Unit. I've worked as a federal public servant for two years, and before that, with British Columbia's Attorney General as a Service Designer. I also owe it to OCAD University to be a public servant, thanks to the MDes for Health program where I was grateful to be a member of the first cohort.

    Systemic design is a practice I first learned at OCAD, thanks to Peter Jones and Cameron Norman, and then later at OsloMet on exchange, from Tore Gulden and Birger Sevaldson. As somebody who is often tagged the "overthinker" in her family, visualizing complexity – and using it to make strategic next steps – felt like a natural calling! I hope we might explore this in our work at the CER, particularly in storytelling user research for planning activities. I've had the pleasure learning from visualization designers and data scientists as well, which has helped me look at systemic design from a new lens.

    I take Jared Spool's idea of "servant leadership" to heart, and put Richard Buchanan keynotes on repeat (I learn something new every time). Jamshid Gharajedaghi's "Managing chaos and complexity" is one of my most marked up books, and anything written by Liz Sanders is my inspiration for facilitation. I can't wait to learn more from everyone here, and maybe I'll see you in the forums!


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