Research Wednesdays: Inclusive Economies, Inclusive Cities 

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Join designer Cheryl Li and software developer Alan Harnum of OCADU’s Inclusive Design Research Centre (IDRC) to learn about the IDRC’s work, with a focus on two recent projects: the Platform Cooperative Development Kit and Co-Designing Inclusive Cities.

About the IDRC:

The IDRC is a research and development centre at OCAD University where an international community of open source developers, designers, researchers, advocates and volunteers work together to ensure that emerging information technology and practices are designed inclusively.   The IDRC’s design research encompasses disability and accessibility, economics, social justice and other inclusion-related areas of design. 

Cheryl Li is a designer and user researcher who is passionate about using participatory and inclusive design practices to transform human needs into tangible digital experiences and services. Her practice includes the end-to-end design process, from exploratory user research all the way through to UX/UI design and user testing. 

Alan Harnum is a software developer and design researcher whose interests include accessible technology, multimodal content presentation and inclusive design practice for software development. 

For more info about the IDRC visit: idrc.ocadu.ca/

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Research Wednesdays is a speaker series presented by the OCAD U Library. It's a forum for anyone (undergrad or graduate students, staff, or faculty) to present in a casual, supportive environment about research activities, collections and more. We apply a broad definition of research which includes a variety of activities within the domains of art, design, libraries and archives. This event is open to all members of the OCAD U community as well as the general public.

Interested in presenting about your own research experiences? Contact Daniel Payne at dpayne@ocadu.ca.

Venue & Address: 
OCAD U Library's Learning Zone, 113 McCaul Street, Level 1. Also accessible from 122 St. Patrick Street
Email: 
dpayne@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000 ext. 217
Cost: 
Free
Introducing the OCADU Inclusive  Design Research Centre (IDRC) with  designer Cheryl Li and software  developer Alan Harnum

Research Wednesday: Empowering Creative Researchers

instructor showing artwork on the wall to a group of students
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Empowering Creative Researchers at the Toronto Public Library with Irene Gotz, Librarian at TPL’s Toronto Reference Library

 

Learn about arts specific resources and services available at the Toronto Public Library. Bring your OCAD U ID and get signed up for a Toronto Public Library card!

 

Interested in presenting for Research Wednesdays? Contact Daniel Payne dpayne@ocadu.ca

 

image credit: Photographer unknown. (1953). 'Lily Maley and class, Glendon Hall'.OCAD University Visual Resources & Special Collections, [PH554 / 20_220_022]

Venue & Address: 
Learning Zone, 113 McCaul St, main floor
Email: 
dpayne@ocadu.ca
Cost: 
Free

Research Wednesday: Hidden Treasures of the AGO’s Library

photo of woman showing artwork on a wall to a class
Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Hidden Treasures of the Art Gallery of Ontario’s Edward P. Taylor Library & Archives.  

Librarian Adrienne Connelly will profile the many creative possibilities of the AGO's library collections, services, and programming. 

Interested in presenting for Research Wednesdays? Contact Daniel Payne dpayne@ocadu.ca

image credit: Photographer unknown. (1953). 'Lily Maley and class, Glendon Hall'.OCAD University Visual Resources & Special Collections, [PH554 / 20_220_022]

 

Venue & Address: 
Learning Zone, 113 McCaul St., main floor
Email: 
dpayne@ocadu.ca
Cost: 
Free!

Research Wednesday: Finding Mind Space

a round artwork or sculpture moulded to look like a brain
Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Finding Mind Space; Art Talk with Matthew Janisse.

"I want to tell you a story about ideas and challenges. Ideas are the currency of creative people and only by acting on these Ideas can we create something of value."

Hear Matt talk about the power of art as a process of creation and healing. 

Interested in presenting for Research Wednesdays? Contact Daniel Payne dpayne@ocadu.ca

Venue & Address: 
Learning Zone, 113 McCaul St., main floor
Email: 
dpayne@ocadu.ca
Cost: 
Free!