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Friday, June 21, 2019 - 5:00pm

WAYFINDING AND COMPUTER PROGRAMMING FOR THE BLIND.
PROMOTING INCLUSIVE ENVIRONMENTS AND NAVIGATIONAL SYSTEM FOR CHILDREN'S TREATMENT CENTRES.
PROMOTING COMPASSION IN PEDIATRIC ONCOLOGY CLINICS.
AFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION THROUGH NON-WESTERN TYPOGRAPHIES.
REDISCOVERING THE EDUCATIONAL VALUE OF CURSIVE INTHE DIGITAL AGE.
ACTIVITYTRACKING FOR THE DIABETIC COMMUNITY.

Venue & Address: 
OCAD U Graduate Gallery 205 Richmond St. W.
Cost: 
Free
WAYFINDING AND COMPUTER PROGRAMMING FOR THE BLIND. PROMOTING INCLUSIVE ENVIRONMENTS AND NAVIGATIONAL SYSTEM FOR CHILDREN'S TREAT
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Toronto City Centre

Womanifesto Toronto City Centre Logo
Tuesday, July 9, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:15pm

Part of a two-year research project out of OCAD University that is looking at how we as citizens can make change happen to build community and turn forgotten places into vibrant spaces in Toronto. How can design and art support community-based placemaking? This workshop will focus on Toronto City Centre and is proudly supported by Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam from Ward 13.

Confirmed guest story tellers:
Sean Lee, Director of Programming of Tangled Art + Disability.
Jay Wall. Principal & Creative Director of Rally Rally.

Venue & Address: 
Committee Room 1 2nd floor of Toronto City Hall A Street Reception
Website: 
https://www.ocadu.ca/academics/faculty-of-design/womanifesto.htm
Email: 
cgiraudy@faculty.ocadu.ca
Cost: 
FREE and open to the public. snacks and refreshments will be provided.
Womanifesto information flyer

Sha Hwang, in conversation

Sha Hwang
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Sha is the COO and a co-founder of Nava, a public benefit corporation formed during efforts to help fix HealthCare.gov. Nava partners with government agencies to improve critical public services, and now works across several projects in the US on programs including Medicare, Medicaid, Veterans Affairs, and SNAP. Pairing a strong service design and user research centered approach with rigorous experience in building scalable and resilient public infrastructure, Nava has helped tens of millions of people enroll in and manage their benefits, streamlined processes to save decades of labour years, and saved government agencies hundreds of millions of dollars.

An architect by training and an entrepreneur by accident, previous to co-founding Nava Sha worked for clients including the New York Times, Harvard's Library Lab, CNN, Flickr, and Adobe. A frequent speaker, Sha has spoken at events and institutions around the world including the Eyeo Festival, Webstock, The Conference, Visualized, and the White House Datapalooza.

The event is co-presented by the Digital Futures Graduate Program at OCADU and Civic Hall Toronto

Please contact Josh Paglione (jpaglione@ocadu.ca) if you require any accomodations.

Thanks to our community partners:

 

 

Venue & Address: 
100 McCaul St. Room 190
Website: 
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/sha-hwang-in-conversation-tickets-63380217938
Email: 
jpaglione@ocadu.ca
Cost: 
Free
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Publishing our way into a thriving discipline – Recent publications in Systemic Design

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - 6:30am

Peter’s editorial titled The Systemic Turn: Leverage for World Changing, served as the theme for the articles comprising the issue.  The issue featured five articles from RSD5 authors, including Jones and Jeremy Bowes’ Rendering Systems Visible for Design: Synthesis Maps as Constructivist Design Narratives. All articles are available free for download at https://www.sciencedirect.com/journal/she-ji-the-journal-of-design-economics-and-innovation/vol/3/issue/3

 

Peter also edited a second RSD symposium collection, a Springer book in the Translational Systems Science series, one of the series edited by Dr. Kyoichi Kijima of Tokyo Institute of Technology. The book Systemic Design: Theory, Methods and Practice, comprises 10 chapters from the top-selected papers from the RSD4 Symposium, the 2015 RSD conference in Banff. As with the She Ji issue, the chapters were developed in close collaboration with authors form the emerging systemic design community, and were also rigorously peer-reviewed. One of the chief differences in the book collection is that the chapters are widely ranging in length, with some chapters at nearly 50 or 70 pages long. As Springer books are not open access (See the volume at https://www.springer.com/gp/book/9784431556381#otherversion=9784431556381 ) please contact Peter Jones if interested in the articles.

 

The RSD8 Symposium is being held this year at IIT / Institute of Design in Chicago, October 17-19, in the new facilities at ID. SFI students and alumnae have already contributed and are expected to continue to make a strong showing at this continuing program, as it develops from emergence to excellence, as demonstrated in these continuing publication projects now following each conference. See http://rsd8.org for registration (soon) and to submit synthesis maps or posters (the call for papers is closed, but poster sessions will be open through June 14.

Congratulations to the GradEx 104 Medal Winners!

GradEx MEda Winners
Wednesday, May 15, 2019 - 2:15pm

The creative works of over 800 emerging artists were showcased at the 104th annual GradEx. During opening night festivities, OCAD U Medal Winners were honoured by all attendees, including their families and friends. Congratulations goes out to all exhibitors on a successful show and to the winners of the OCAD U Medal and President's Awards:

 

Graduate Medal Winners: 

Interdisciplinary Master’s in Art, Media and Design – Philip Sparks

Digital Futures – Kylie Caraway

Strategic Foresight and Innovation – Rachelle Bugeaud

Inclusive Design – Uttara Ghodke

Criticism & Curatorial Practice – Panya Clark Espinal

Contemporary Art, Design and New Media Art Histories – Katherine Walker

Design for Health – Molly McGovern

Artist Talk: Anouk Wipprecht, FASHIONTECH: Rethinking Fashion in the Age of Digitalisation

Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 1:00pm

Dutch FashionTech designer Anouk Wipprecht creates designs ahead of her time; combining the latest in science and technology to make fashion an experience that transcends mere appearances. She wants her garments to facilitate and augment the interactions we have with ourselves and our surroundings. Her Spider Dress is a perfect example of this aesthetic, where sensors and moveable arms on the dress help to create a more defined boundary of personal space while employing a fierce style. Partnering up with companies such as Intel, AutoDesk, Google, Arduino, Microsoft, Samsung, Adobe, Adidas, Cirque Du Soleil, Audi, Disney, Swarovski, and 3D printing company Shapeways she researches how our future would look as we continue to embed technology into what we wear, and more importantly – how this will change our perspective on how we will interface with technology.

Lecture will be followed by a short Question and Answer.

www.anoukwipprecht.nl

https://www.hollandtradeandinvest.com/key-sectors/creative-industries

www.dfthesis.com

Presented by the Digital Futures Graduate Program and the Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands

Venue & Address: 
Room 322 (3rd Floor) at 230 Richmond St. W. Toronto, M5V 1V3
Cost: 
Free!
The 3D printed Spider Dress by Anouk Wipprecht [Source: Anouk Wipprecht]

Winner of the OCAD U 3MT Three Minute Thesis competion announced !

Uttara Ghodke
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3MT
Wednesday, April 3, 2019 - 5:00pm

On April 2nd 2019, four OCAD U Graduate students presented their research in three minutes or less, competing for the top prize in this year’s Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition. After long and thoughtful deliberation, our panel of guest judges declared the winners:

1st Place $750 Winner: Uttara Ghodke
Inclusive Design

The Cross-Sensory Globe: Co-designing a 3D Audio-Tactile Globe Prototype for Blind and Low-Vision Users to Learn Geography

2nd Place $300 Winner: Alana Boltwood
Strategic Foresight and Innovation

Making and using large models of complex systems: The Poverty Reduction Model

People’s Choice: $100 Winer: Uttara Ghodke

Uttara Ghodke will go on to represent OCAD U at the 2019 Provincial Finals 3MT Competition at McMaster University on Wednesday, April 17th, 2019. Uttara will receive $850 and travel support to attend the provincial finals.

Honourable mentions to all of the OCAD U 3MT competitors:

Jad Rabbaa
Digital Futures

MRsive: Enhancing Navigation and Engagement in Museums

Yiyi Shao
Digital Futures

RABBOT - Exploring Shared Awareness in Virtual Reality

Many thanks to our panel of judges:

Richard Fung
David McIntosh
Suzanne Morrissette

And many thanks to Dean Ashok Mathur and David Bateman

Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition @ OCAD U - APPLY NOW!

Tuesday, April 2, 2019 - 1:00pm

Three Minute Thesis (3MT™) is a research communication competition which challenges graduate students to present a compelling oration on their thesis (or major research project) and its significance in just three minutes in language appropriate to a non-specialist audience. 3MT is an exercise in consolidating and clarifying research discoveries in a clear and compact manner.

OCAD University’s 3MT competition is an excellent opportunity for the OCAD U community to hear about the dynamic work of graduate students at OCAD U. Students will present concise summations of the research they are conducting for their thesis or MRP and how they are pushing the limits of traditional art, design and academia.

The competition will start at 1PM on Tuesday, April 2nd 2019 in Room 322 at 230 Richmond St. W. The top presenter will also represent OCAD University at the third annual, province-wide 3MT™ competition on Wednesday, April 17th, 2019 at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. We hope to see you then!

1st Place: $750

2nd Place: $500

People’s Choice: $100

 APPLY NOW ---> Download application form here

For competition rules, eligibility, judging criteria & prizing ---> Download pamphlet here

Want to watch ? Join us as an audience member and cheer on your colleagues !

Venue & Address: 
Room 322 at 230 Richmond St. W.
Website: 
https://www.ocadu.ca/academics/graduate-studies/current-students/3-m-t.htm
Email: 
gradstudies@ocadu.ca
Cost: 
Free
OCAD U 3MT
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CRAM Toronto is coming to OCAD U!

CRAM festival poster with dates and times
Friday, April 5, 2019 - 5:00pm to 11:00pm

On Friday, April 5, 2019, Toronto's four universities - OCAD University, Ryerson University, University of Toronto and York University - open their doors to give curious minds from across the city a chance to discover the unexpected ideas revolutionizing the way we think, live and work. In one evening, CRAM will feature 30+ free events, allowing attendees to move between the four university campuses, to explore the city's cutting-edge thinking.

Have you ever asked yourself what's the greatest story never told? How does gravity affect our perceptions of ourselves? What do viruses have to do with gun violence? Will a robot be your new BFF? Register today at www.cramtoronto.com to find out!

CBC Toronto is a proud sponsor.

Time: 5 to 11 p.m.

Location: CRAM events will take place at OCAD University, Ryerson University, University of Toronto and York University campuses. Please see www.cramtoronto.com for specific event locations

Cost: FREE! Space is limited so reserve your seat at www.cramtoronto.com.

OCAD University
Auditorium (room 190)
100 McCaul St.

SESSIONS:

6 p.m.

Hey Autonomous Vehicle – Can You Tell Me About Yourself? – Sowmya Somanath

Ontario recently approved the testing of autonomous vehicles without a driver on public roads. What will this mean for pedestrians, especially when crossing the street at intersections without signals? People make the decision to cross based not only on vehicle speed, but also using non-verbal cues such as eye contact and hand gestures. What will happen in this new world of driverless cars? I’m excited to share some of the computer interfaces we have prototyped and the lessons we’ve learned from evaluating them.

7 p.m.

Here Today, Here Tomorrow: Reversing Our Throwaway Culture – Michele Mastroeni

“I need a new cell phone even though my old one still works." In current Western society, vast amounts of goods are disposable or easily displaced by “the next new thing.” Old technologies have value in science fiction: inStar Wars, starships can be decades old and droids centuries old. Currently, we’re seeing a rise in subcultures who appreciate long-lasting goods and people are heading to Repair Cafés in an effort to keep waste to a minimum. What can we learn from them? How can we shift our current consumer culture to a more sustainable one? Please join me for a thought-provoking discussion.

8 p.m.

Will Our Future Be A+? Avatars, Agents and Adaptive A.I. Assistants – Alexis Morris

How will we be living in Toronto in the 2020s? I’ll offer an outlook on the technologies that will affect how smart cities and smart citizens interact. We’ll look into the current and upcoming system design challenges for mixed reality (augmented and virtual reality), the internet of things, and adaptive A.I. assistants. Let’s move towards engaging and immersive interactions across highly-connected human-machine environments. The future is coming very soon, so let’s get ready!

9 p.m.

Communities on the Move: Finding a Sense of Place in the City – James Miller

From Oceania to Canada, communities are starting to migrate to urban centres as their ways of life are forever altered by climate change. How will we ensure the cultural continuity of these communities and preserve their way of life? As an architect, environmental design researcher, and a Kanaka Maoli, I am fascinated by how community-based knowledge can mitigate vulnerability and sustain traditions. What if the design of our cities could support the identities of resettled communities and lessen culture loss, rather than alienate new arrivals? I’ll explore possible ways to help climate refugees maintain their identities in their new homes.

10 p.m.

Can I Feel What You See? Multi-Sensory Design – Peter Coppin

We live in a highly visual world that excludes a significant number of people who are visually impaired or blind. Think about all the things around us and the way they’re designed - whether it’s our homes, our workplaces and the city we live in. I’m a visual person but as a researcher it became clear to me that we don’t have a good scientific understanding of design, and why we use certain kinds of representation that exclude people. Who are we designing for? Can we create multi-sensory designs that would allow us to hear a financial chart, feel a soccer game or use multiple senses to perform everyday tasks? We’ll explore these questions.

Venue & Address: 
OCAD University 100 McCaul St. Auditorium, room 190
Website: 
cramtoronto.com
Email: 
kkwon@ocadu.ca
Cost: 
Free Register at cramtoronto.com
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CCP & CADN Speaker’s Series Event – Jenn Goodwin, February 26th

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Tuesday, February 26, 2019 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm

Jenn Goodwin: Tender SkeletonsBrandy Leary inEphemeral Artifacts.Part ofall our days are full of breath: a record of momentum,curated by Jenn Goodwin at The Art Museum, 2017.Photo: Henry Chan

Jenn Goodwin is a curator, producer, dance artist, and filmmaker.She has worked with Toronto’sNuit Blanchesince its inception in 2006 as a producer and programmer, and has curated performances and exhibitions for the Art Bank, Summerworks Festival, The Drake Hotel, and Harbourfront Centre. Over the past 20 years her dance work and short films have been shown across Canada and internationally from St. John’s Newfoundland, The Canada Dance Festival in Ottawa, Tangente and Studio 303 in Montreal, The Next Wave in Melbourne, Australia, Brussels, Amsterdam, New York City, Vancouver and extensively in Toronto. Goodwin is onehalf of the art bandMORTIFIEDwith Camilla Singh, a band that uses choreography, drum kits, tap dancing, and cheerleading as its instruments. She has written for theCanadian Theatre Review,Journal for Curatorial StudiesandThe Dance Current.She is a graduate of the Master of Visual Studies-Curatorial Studies program at the University of Toronto.https://www.jenngoodwin.ca/

This talk is part of Amish’s Morrell’s CCP graduate Seminar, CRCP6009: Inside Curatorial Practice.

Venue & Address: 
Room 514, 205 Richmond St. West
Cost: 
Free
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