Turn of the Digital Screw by David Thorne

article by David Thorne
Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 3:00pm

This piece discusses the challenges of finding clients as a long-time brand identity designer where there is increased competition, expanding skill sets and a reduction in perceived value. It is the seventh piece for Canada’s premier magazine of visual communications. 

By Design - OCAD University/Report on Business series part six

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Tuesday, September 6, 2016 - 4:00am

"Gaming our way to understanding the barriers faced by women in tech" is the final installment in the in the six-part OCAD U/Globe and Mail summer series “By Design." Written by Suzanne Stein, associate professor and director of the Super Ordinary Lab, and Prateeksha Singh, graduate research assistant, the op-ed examines gender imbalance in the Information Communication Technologies (ICT) sector.




By Design - OCAD University/Report on Business

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Tuesday, August 16, 2016 - 4:00am

The OCAD U/Globe and Mail summer series “By Design” continues with an op-ed written by Sarah Tranum and Alia Weston, leaders of the Minor in Entrepreneurship and Social Innovation. Their piece,  A social economy, or a precarious one? discusses how to prepare this generation for the shifting economy and employment market.


By Design - OCAD University/Report on Business series

Friday, August 12, 2016 - 4:00am

The second opinion piece in the OCAD U/Globe and Mail summer series “By Design” has been published. In the op-ed, "Urban agriculture may be inefficient, but it’s a model for a sustainable future,” Dr. Ian Clarke, Associate Dean, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies, writes about how striving for efficiency is counterproductive for job creation and for the environment. Dr. Clarke has been conducting research on urban agriculture, his Passive Urban Greenhaus project can be seen on top of the Sharp Centre. 

OCAD University/Report on Business series: By Design

Monday, August 8, 2016 - 4:00am

The Globe and Mail Report on Business published the first of six opinion pieces in an OCAD U/Globe and Mail summer series. The series, titled “By Design”, explores design thinking, issues and innovation. The commentary published on Saturday, August 6, There’s no innovation agenda without design thinking, is written by Dr. Sara Diamond and Karel Vredenburg, head of IBM Studios Canada.