Yani

Muryani is a Partner of InWithForward, and Lead Designer in Kudoz. She received her Masters degree in Industrial Design Engineering from Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands. She loves to use social psychology theories to design services that would work for people. This has brought her to work on projects like the Tinytask with DIOPD to design for happiness and well-being, and designing a novel mobility device in Gujarat, India. She enjoys doing ethnographic research, visualizing complex ideas, and creating good content to prompt meaningful conversations (like Invisibilia podcasts!) Get in touch!

ArticlePatrick & Vanessa

by Yani, February 1, 2016

Watch what barriers Patrick & Vanessa encounter when they try to find housing in Toronto. Read on

  • tags:
  • homelessness
  • housing
  • documentary
  • ethnography

Two new positions available in Kudoz: Business Developer and Lead Reflector. Apply by December 31st (or if you need more time, please drop us an email!)Read more here: kudoz.ca/hiring

~ Muryani

ArticleKudoz is Hiring! Could this be you?

by Yani, December 21, 2015

We are looking for two new folks to join our team: a Business Developer and a Lead Reflector. Tell us you're interested by 6 January. Read on

  • tags:
  • jobs
  • Kudoz
  • human resourcing
  • business model
  • adult learning
  • cognitive disability
  • Canada

ArticleMeet the team

by Yani , October 27, 2015

We kicked off our Induction Week with team members and partners from BC and ON! Read on

  • tags:
  • team
  • methods
  • Canada

We are hiring an Apprentice Designer for ReMaking a Living in Peterborough, ON! Read more information here: bit.ly/1PVSONn

~ Muryani

ArticleCan we debrief?

by Yani, August 14, 2015

Natalie and Gillian hold their first Debrief Session to get critical perspectives on their ethnographic stories of 'discouraged' workers. Find out what their debriefers said. Read on

  • tags:
  • methodology
  • employment
  • Canada
  • ontario

Come check out 7 'live' demos for new services as part of the Fifth Space. July 14 from 3-5pm at Shadbolt Center for the Arts in Burnaby, British Columbia. 

~ Muryani

ArticleKudoz Badging Ceremony 2015!

by Sarah , July 13, 2015

We wrapped up the trial period of Kudoz with a Badging Ceremony to celebrate our amazing Kudoers, Hosts, family members, caregivers, and staff members. Tons of things learned, and planned for the next stage. Read on

  • tags:
  • Kudoz
  • adult learning
  • badge
  • recognition
  • day program alternative
  • community inclusion
  • Canada
  • grounded change
  • Disability
  • prototyping

ArticleSneaker cleaning and watermelons: stories from the shelter and food cupboard

by Yani, July 10, 2015

Natalie and Gillian were trying to find discouraged workers. So they set-up a free shoe-cleaning booth and traded watermelons for stories. People offered up plenty of stories of frustration, persistence, and loyalty around employment and finding work. Read on

  • tags:
  • recruitment
  • ethnography
  • unemployment
  • ontario
  • Canada

ArticleTell us about your non-existent job

by Yani, June 23, 2015

“I’m personally responsible for the mass murder of forests in printing resumes to look for work,” exclaimed one young man his twenties. He had stopped looking for conventional work. Read about what 20 people told Natalie and Gillian about their lousy, crappy, or non-existent jobs. Read on

  • tags:
  • recruitment
  • ethnography
  • unemployment
  • ontario

ArticleSee past Online Seminars

by Yani, September 26, 2014

We held a series of online seminars about collaborating with the unusual suspects, building capacity to innovate, and making solutions that actually change outcomes. Read more about how we framed the seminars here. Read on

  • tags:
  • learning
  • seminar
  • approach
  • grounded change

ArticleWatch how we make policies & programs from the ground-up

by Yani, September 21, 2014

Watch our six-minute film about why bottom-up policymaking and program design is needed - and what it looks like. Read on

  • tags:
  • prototoyping
  • social inclusion
  • approach
  • Canada

ArticleView the Burnaby Starter Project presentation

by Yani, August 9, 2014

Curious about the Burnaby Starter Project? Watch this 20 minute introduction. Read on

  • tags:
  • film
  • approach
  • social inclusion
  • social isolation

ArticleRead The Idea Press, Watch the Greg & Fay film

by Yani, July 7, 2014

Hot of the presses! Get a copy of the newspaper we made to capture what we learned in Burnaby. Watch a short video of Fay and Greg, neighbours who taught us the real meaning of isolation and disconnection. Read on

  • tags:
  • social inclusion
  • belonging
  • Canada
  • results
  • report

ArticleSee our ideas, animated

by Yani, July 7, 2014

Watch our animated shorts of Kudos, Curio, and Coach in Your Corner. Three of 10 ideas that came from our Burnaby Starter Project. Read on

  • tags:
  • social isolation
  • belonging
  • ideas
  • visualization
  • Canada