My name is Cameron Norman, and I am a designer, psychologist, evaluator, and educator who is passionately committed to using the science of systems and human behaviour to help navigate complexity and design vibrant, healthy organizations and communities.
I am the Principal and President of Cense, a social innovation consultancy that helps organizations apply systems thinking, creativity and foresight to engage their teams, clients, and the public more effectively.
My work draws on the science of systems, design strategies, visualization methods, program evaluation, contemplative inquiry and psychology in my approach to working with clients. Teaching, learning and engaging is the way I work and learn with my clients and their audiences.
I am also an adjunct faculty in the Behavioural and Social Science Division of the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto where I have taught courses in health behaviour change, systems science, program evaluation, and health promotion practice since 2006. I am also a Lecturer at OCAD University in the Faculty of Design.
My academic background includes undergraduate honours and Masters degrees in psychology, a Ph.D. in public health, and two-year post-doctoral fellowship in systems thinking and knowledge translation. I continued my training with a Masters of Design (MDes) degree at OCADU in Strategic Foresight and Innovation.
I’m certified in the NCI Design Charrette System from Harvard University Graduate School of Design, an accredited Cognitive Edge practitioner and hold the Credentialed Evaluator designation from the Canadian Evaluation Society.
I’m a food lover (both eating and making) and living in the most multicultural city in the world (Toronto, Canada) gives me more opportunities to do this than I can fully appreciate. This hobby is complemented by my attempts at becoming a better barista and home coffee roaster, which allows me to do plenty of ‘field research’ within Toronto’s vibrant cafe scene. Some have called me the health designer, but I prefer just to be called Cameron or Cam.
Contact me at:
cdnorman [at] cense.ca
Follow me on Twitter: @cdnorman