Mindy Faber

Convergence Design Lab

 

Member profile details

First Name
Mindy
Last Name
Faber
Company
Convergence Design Lab
Title
Executive Director
Phone
8479029158
Address Line 1
831 N Winchester Ave.
Address Line 2
Unit 3
City
Chicago
State
IL
Zip Code
60622
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Twitter
@convergencedlab
Company Overview
Convergence Design Lab is a full service research and design agency, 100% woman-owned. We are on a mission to build resilient learning ecosystems. Convergence was born out of the urgent need of our communities to rethink their own learning ecologies through the lens of equity and engagement.

As experts in learning and participatory practices. we work at the intersections of research, learning design and strategic thinking helping our partners build sustainable programs and practices that strengthen their immediate and long-term impact.
Services
The core services of Convergence fall under three general areas — learner experience design, strategic planning, and applied research/evaluation. We are often called on by organizations to help develop structures for evaluation, professional development and and program design. We design e-learning courses for adult learners and are know for our playful interactive tools that heighten engagement, including games, card decks and apps.
Practice Areas
  • Capacity Building
  • Leadership and Professional Development
  • Program Design and Management
  • Program Evaluation (Outcome Management, Data Analytics)
  • Strategic planning
Client List
American Library Association
Chicago Architecture Foundation
Chicago Learning Exchange
Chicago Public Schools Office of Equity
Free Spirit Media
Homewood Science Center
Madison Metropolitan Public Schools
People Powered Publishing Conference
Spy Hop
Urban Alliance
YALSA
Testimonial 1
Mindy Faber and the incredible Convergence Design Lab are invaluable partners, collaborators, cheerleaders, advisors, and friends. Their work has pushed Spy Hop and our teaching staff to deeply examine our pedagogy and push us to be better, to do better, to be critical thinkers of our own work. Through our partnership, Convergence Design Lab has given us the insight, guidance, and tools to empower us to better articulate our positive impact on the youth we serve and our place in the world as change-makers. —Matt Mateus, Deputy Director, Spy Hop
Testimonial 2
Convergence Design Lab listened to me think and came back with design ideas that enhanced our strategic thinking. They helped make complex concepts for equity easy to understand using design elements that never would have occurred to us. —Dr. Maurice Swinney, Chief Equity Officer, Chicago Public Schools
Testimonial 3
Convergence Design Lab is highly professional and flexible. Margaret, Mindy and team were fantastic about working with us and our project partners to develop an eCourse that is engaging and well-designed. The eCourse has gotten a great response from participants. We can’t recommend them highly enough. —Samantha Oakley, Public Programs, American Library Association
 

Publications & Articles

Article 1
Why Every Organization Needs a Strong Community of Practice
Article 2
We Need New Ways of Learning: Participatory Action Research Can Pave the Way
Article 3
How one youth media organization persisted in the face of an earthquake, a pandemic, and a broken microphone
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