Hi! Thanks for vising my portfolio. 

My name is Ksenia Benifand.  I am a human-centered designer and a foresight strategist (futurist) helping people and organizations envision, plan and lead transformational change

Over the last decade, I have developed extensive expertise helping various organizations and governments use the innovation process to gain deeper insights into the human experience and to help map complex social systems to pinpoint challenges and opportunities for strategic design interventions. I get excited seeing people have an “aha” moment when they realize the design thinking process at work! 

I use a variety of design and technology tools such as Virtual Reality and Mixed Reality, experiential futures, and co-design workshops to help people envision alternative futures from a human point of view. I'm frequently invited to help diverse stakeholder groups to collectively map out challenges and opportunities, envision "desired future" states, and develop an action plan forward. 

I am a graduate from OCAD University with a Master of Design (M.Des) in Strategic Foresight and Innovation.


My Skills and Services

User Research 

Gain key insights about the needs, pains, goals and dreams of the users, people and communities that matter to the success of your organization and community. 

Strategic Foresight 

Understand how the rapidly changing environment may impact your organization or community. Uncover blind spots and provide critical insights to map out risks and prospects for innovation by anticipating emerging trends and opportunities. See more about my foresight work here.

Strategy Design & Implementation 

Co-design your organizational strategy with key stakeholders to achieve your desired outcomes using a human-centered approach, to ensure relevancy, early buy-in, and a more robust action plan.

Training & Workshops 

Build capacity for your staff and stakeholders to drive and spread innovation across your organization through customized innovation workshops.  

Experiential Futures, Virtual & Augmented Reality Design 

Using mixed media tools, help to envision possible futures and build deeper empathy with your stakeholders. See some of my VR Projects here.

Custom Presentations 

Inspire your staff, stakeholders, or clients with latest research and custom presentations designed for your needs.  See my presentations here.


Want to know more about me and my work?

Take a look at some of the things my clients and colleagues have said about my work here. Also take a look at some examples of my work

You can also connect with me on Twitter, I post tweets about best practices in the foresight and innovation field, new technologies, and ideas for social innovation in healthcare and sustainability.   

I look forward to getting to know you more! I hope we can be in touch.

Warmly,
Ksenia Benifand


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