Kelly Kornet | Foresight & Design Researcher
Professional Futurist and Design Researcher. Helping organizations generate forward-looking solutions.
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Strategic Foresight
Recognizing and Anticipating Change

Strategic foresight is the ability to take on a long-term view and navigate through possible futures. This approach allows organizations to face uncertainty and detect signals of change that will require new strategies and actions in order to thrive and succeed.

Design Thinking & Ideation
Solving Complex Problems with Applied Methodology

Design thinking is a proven approach to problem solving that begins with exploring and defining a problem before generating and zeroing in on solutions. As a facilitator, I work with teams and organizations to execute this process in a highly collaborative and iterative way.

Design Research
Understanding People and Experiences

Design research involves primary research with real people in order to foster a human-centered design approach.  Qualitative research methods can be used to elicit insights about the real challenges users are experiencing, in order to solve the right problems.

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Futures of Synthetic Biology
In Strategic Foresight
School for
Social Entrepreneurs
In Design Thinking / Innovation
Reset Remembrance
In Design Thinking / Innovation
Causing an Effect
In Design Fiction / Foresight Research


Kelly Kornet

About Me

As a consultant at Kalypso, I work to inspire creativity and curiosity in clients by leading them through breakthrough innovation methods. Bringing three years of experience as a researcher I have expertise in foresight, design thinking and facilitation. Prior to Kalypso, I worked at KerrSmith, a multidisciplinary innovation studio in Toronto and gained experience in the public and private sector with clients including MunichRe, the Ministry of Transportation Ontario, TD Bank, Creative State Michigan and Metrolinx. I have a Master’s degree in Strategic Foresight and Innovation from OCAD University and am a member of the Association of Professional Futurists and the World Futures Studies Federation.

  • 3 years of experience in corporate foresight
  • 2 years of design & innovation studio experience
  • Master of Design in Strategic Foresight & Innovation
  • Competent in Design Thinking & Innovation approaches
  • Associate Member: Association of Professional Futurists, World Futures Studies Federation

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