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Welcome. I’m independent researcher and life/work designer recently retired as a professor from the College of William and Mary. I’m developing this site to serve as way of collecting and sharing ideas and resources in my areas of interest—career development, design thinking, lifelong learning and emerging technology. My current work focuses on helping individuals design self-directed learning projects that help them grow professionally and personally. I also work with universities to help them develop human-centered programs for lifelong learners. Several of my current learning projects are focused on pre-retirement and re-retirement design—largely as a way of making sense of my own re-retirement.

Design Your Life Coaching: I’m working as a coach helping individuals learn to use design thinking to solve the wicked problem of creating an integrated and creative life.

Knowledge Management: How can we help older adults get more comfortable and creative in using computer technology to learn and grow in areas they are interested in?

Creative Retirement and Re-Retirement: How can design thinking help

Apple Productivity:. I’m also interested in all things related to the “Apple Ecosystem”. I’ve been using the Mac since it first came out, and still marvel at the “bag of gold” that sits on my desk. (And now on my wrist, on my lap and in my pocket.)

Techfoot has been around for a while and has gone through more lives than any cat. It continues to evolve and develop.

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