Patricio Davila is a designer, artist, researcher and educator. He is currently an Assistant Professor at OCAD University (Faculty of Design) and member of the OCADU Mobile Media Lab. He is also completing a doctoral degree in the Communication and Culture at York and Ryerson Universities with a focus on Critical Approaches to Design and Data Visualization. As an educator he has taught Interactive Design, Data Visualization, Typography, Research Methodologies, Thesis and Core Studio.
As a researcher, Patricio has been involved in a variety of projects that incorporate design research, interactive and time-based media, including: Biomapping (investigating the representation of biometric data, movement and space through the creation of 2D visualizations and 3D objects); Information Design for Chemotherapy (field study with OCADU students and the University Health Network Healthcare Human Factors Group); Access For All (working with the Inclusive Design Research Centre at OCADU and the Ministry of Government Services on eLearning strategies).
As an artist he has exhibited nationally and internationally and has been awarded Toronto and Ontario Arts Council grants supporting his work. He has also created mobile, locative and new media installations including: E Tower (Nuit Blanche Installation with the CN Tower and Rogers Communication); System for Forgetting and Remembering (Leona Drive Project interactive video installation). As a professional designer and creative director he has worked on branding, communication design and interactive projects for Bell Canada, Telus, CIBC, the Marshall McLuhan Festival, VISA, Toronto International Film Festival, and Japan's Public Broadcaster NHK.