Keith Francis

Keith Francis

As an interdisciplinarian, phenomenologist, strategist, researcher and change agent, Keith has worked in several design mediums such as wayfinding, human factors outcomes, accessibility and holistic design thinking.

Keith holds a Master’s Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from York University, and his interdisciplinary thesis work merging narrative psychology, spatial phenomenology, and cognitive factors was presented at the Congress of the International Academy of Law and Mental Health in Vienna. Keith also serves as a Fellow at McLaughlin College. He continually champions the promotion of accessibility within the built environment, serves as a member of the Culture, Communication, Information, and Technology (CCIT) Professional Advisory Council at Sheridan College, a steering committee member for Aide Memoire – Arts and Mental Health, a member of the Design and Dementia CoOp and was recently a guest speaker at the 2019 Ontario Association of Architects (OAA) Conference – Empowering Change at the Quebec City Convention Centre & Fairmont Le Chatêau Frontenac.

Keith’s love for the experiential also extends to music and sports. He’s been a DJ, jazz trumpeter, semi professional soccer player, Japanese fencing (Kendo) practitioner and former semi-professional snooker player (until he lost his 20/20 vision) and boxer (until he found a better way to make a living that doesn’t hurt).