People are complex. So is design. Can design accommodate the complexities of people? This question is the focus of David’s work. At W21C, he measures human behaviour and experience as they change in relation to design. His primary area of interest is in Aging-in-Place, and he has been involved in numerous evaluation and design projects aimed at using technology, health-service and architecture design to improve the livelihood of seniors living in communities. Project highlights include using virtual reality to evaluate hospital room design, co-designing speech recognition technologies for seniors in their homes, evaluating users’ perspectives of a laneway home designed for Aging-in-Place, and developing a data-driven methodology for measuring liveability in Calgary inner-city communities. He has worked for the Perceptual and Cognitive and Aging Lab, the City of Calgary, and the Kerby Centre. He holds a BSc in Neuroscience from McGill with a concentration in cognition and behaviour, and a Master’s of Planning from the University of Calgary, and has completed summer and exchange programs at the GSAPP and RMIT respectively.