Bruce Hinds is an Associate Professor and Chair of Environmental Design– OCAD University) As a licensed Architect, Bruce maintains an active practice addressing issues of sustainable community structures in the developing world. Current projects include working with a multidisciplinary team of physicians and specialists in the Kilimanjaro Region of Tanzania to construct a sustainable community for children affected and infected with HIV.
The Program Committee of EdMedia 2015: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology, after rigorous peer review, has decided to accept our submission for presentation as a full paper. EdMedia 2015 will be held in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, June 22-24, 2015.
Unpacking the Concept of Design Thinking Through a Competency-based Curriculum
(from the abstract) The primary aim of this paper is to report an in-depth analysis of OCADU Industrial Design program’s competency based curriculum, which, in turn, will unpack the notion of design thinking. The research question is to understand how OCADU faculty members designed and implemented a competency-based curriculum that fosters students’ ability in design thinking. The results show three initial principles for defining design thinking within K 12 and higher education: (1) Design thinking as situated within design ‘doing’ and ‘feeling’, (2) Design thinking embedded within different ‘design modeling’ languages’; and (3) building creative confidence by increasingly being able to connect experiences. These three identified design thinking principles need to be taught, documented, measured and organized in order to affect K12 and higher education.
Saturday, April 2, 2016 - 11:00am to Saturday, April 30, 2016 - 11:00am
April 2 to 30 -- Gallery Gevik will be exhibiting a new body of work by Stuart Reid during the month of April. This series, entitled ‘Beliefs’ are ‘glass canvases,’ and can be viewed as front-lit paintings or as backlit-illuminated images. Last summer, Reid’s world-class art installation ‘zones of immersion’, debuted at Union Station. This installation consists of a 150-metre screen of glass panels with multi-layered mural images, poetic writings and rich primary colors with black and white drawings.
March 28 - May 15 -- Durham Art Gallery will be exhibiting a trio of work called "Hacking Time" Adam Magyar, Stuart Reid, David Rokeby
April 23 to October 2017 -- a group exhibition of International Contemporary glass at Le Centre du Vitrail in Chartres, France Lumieres du Monde which features 3 of Stuart Reid's glass works
Venue & Address:
12 Hazelton Avenue
Durham Art Gallery
251 George St. E. Durhan
For the past four years Colleen Reid, Asscoiate Dean, Faculty of Design has been working with the Environmental Design Chair and Faculty to get accreditation for Interior design. The CIDA team will be here to do the review on February 20 to 23, 2016.
We wish to thank Colleen Reid, the Design Office staff, the Environmental Design Faculty and intern Roxana Jakubowska for all the support, long hours and hard work. Most importantly, we would like to thank all the Environmental design students for loaning us your great work!
We will be having an OPEN HOUSE to show the student work on February 23rd from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm -- Please drop by Room 550.
OCAD University professor Mark Tholen and a team of students are building an installation for the city’s whimsical Winter Stations exhibition in the east-end Beach neighbourhood. This is the second year lifeguard stations will be transformed into interactive, sculptural shelters for winter beach-goers.
The OCAD U installation, called The Steam Canoe, is made of laminated wood panels that evoke the shape of the prow of a canoe. Solar tubes at the rear of the shelter will convert snow into steam which will flow from the structure while warming the occupants inside.
Mark Tholen, Assistant Professor, Environmental Design
Monifa Onca Charles
Ryerson University and Laurentian University are also participating, with another four designs chosen from 378 submissions.
The exhibition opens February 15 and runs through March 20 at the Balmy, Kew and Ashbridge’s Bay beaches.
Hamidreza Aghashahi (Environmental Design student) and Victor Mancini (Industrial Design Student) were selected a one of the finalists, winning an award of $1,000. for the Lexus National Design School Challenge. Their winning design Diamond Motion is on Display outside of the Design Office, Room 500, 100 McCaul until December 5th.