Job Rutgers

Job is currently a full professor in Design at OCAD University in Toronto. At OCADU, he has co-designed the Industrial Design Curriculum (BA) and the Design for Health curriculum (MA). At OCADU's digital futures initiative, job is the principal investigator of the Ambient Experience Lab. MaRS helps create successful global businesses from Canada's science, technology and social innovation. At MaRS, Job is steering the Leading Systems Change stream.

Escape to Camp CMYK

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Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 11:45pm to Friday, November 11, 2016 - 11:00pm

Escape to Camp CMYK is an augmented campground, an experiential landscape that expels the stresses of everyday life, through the interplay of both the virtual and the physical. Entering through the campground’s trails, reveals an immersive space filled with hypnotic campfire, celestial light play, and an alien canopy. Exploring the campground divulges a performance that embodies the search for physical and mental serenity. Escape to Camp CMYK creates an experimental environment that is submerged in tranquility, by the use of everyday objects, light, and technology. 

With a performance by Sooyeong Lee and Carson Teal

Gallery Hours:

Wednesday - Saturday, 12 - 6pm
52 McCaul Street
OCAD U Student Gallery

Exhibiting Artists Websites:

Katie Kotler:

Sooyeong Lee:

Eli Schwanz:

Carson Teal:

Bonnie Tung:

Venue & Address: 
OCAD U Student Gallery 52 McCaul St
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Illustration of a group of people sitting in a lounge space.
Friday, March 9, 2012 - 5:00am

The Waiting room of 2020 is place of comfort and assurance. It is a worry-free and welcoming environment for patients and health-care professionals. 

When you enter the space, you are greeted by a nurse who helps you check-in and recalls your health records by scanning your microchip implant in your arm. Your records appear on their tablet and they make notes of the reason for your visit. They then direct you to a living-room-like waiting area where you can choose between open seating or enclosed private seating. The chair you sit in measures your vital signs which is displayed and sent to your digital health record. 

The calming and homey waiting space is naturally lit by large windows with views of nature. Patients can access a garden while waiting and still retaining their place in order. 

Entertainment is available at arms length, it is built into your seat like a passenger seat on an airplane. You can watch your favourite movies or learn about health though the touch screen while you wait. The screen also displays your approximate waiting time and keeps you informed of any changes. The open seating area is lounge-like and patients are encouraged to socialize and support each other. 

During waiting, you may become hungry and a selection of healthy food is available on site. When the doctor is ready to see you, the nurse comes to greet with a smile and walks you to the doctor. 

The future waiting space is a healing space that reduces patient anxiety and promotes well-being.