Grahame Lynch currently teaches on tenure track position as Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Communication and Design at Ryerson University. Grahame’s areas of research includes issues of accessibility for people with visual impairment as well as the study of graphic design and communication systems in countries with low literacy rates.
Monday, January 28, 2008 - 5:00am to Monday, February 4, 2008 - 5:00am
This exhibition showcases a variety of programs and projects in and around Toronto which address disability/accessibility. The exhibition highlights ideas and programming of relevance to contemporary designers as they develop strategies for quality design that accommodates diversity and inclusivity across a broad spectrum of public and private activities and needs.
Faculty Member Emma Westecott has published a chapter entitled "Playing with Gender: Promoting Representational Diversity with Dress-Up, Cross-Dressing and Drag in Games" in Etc Press's book "Diversifying Barbie and Mortal Kombat: Intersectional Perspectives and Inclusive Designs in Gaming", edited by Yasmin B. Kafai, Gabriela T. Richard, Brendesha M. Tynes.
You can find more information about the book, including an option for a free digital download in the link below.
In response to the consultation on the Innovation Agenda, OCAD U urges the Government of Canada to make design and design thinking practices foundational elements of its inclusive innovation agenda in order to enable Canadians and Canadian companies to thrive on the world stage. As stated in the response: “Crucial to Canada’s future, design thinking must be front and centre in the federal inclusive innovation agenda, both in policy development and implementation. Critical to experimentation as well as to the development and further enhancement of services, products and business methods, design thinking is applicable to governments, not-for-profits and businesses of all types and sizes — from start-ups to blue chips”.
Elizabeth Morris, MDes (2016) student in the Inclusive Design program, has a starring role in Ultrasound, the debut play from Adam Pottle. The play explores the relationship between a hard-of-hearing wife and Deaf husband and their perspectives towards Deaf culture as they learn whether their child will be hearing or Deaf.
Ultrasound runs from April 28th to May 15th at Theatre Passe Muraille.
Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 4:00am to Sunday, May 15, 2016 - 4:00am
About the Delta cohort, Masters of Inclusive Design, 2016: Unique in perspective and talented in a diversity of fields, together the cohort found synergies to inform their individual ideations as they embedded the three dimensions of Inclusive Design in their projects: 1. Recognize diversity; 2. Inclusive process and tools; 3. Broader beneficial impact.
Visit the Exhibit and learn how these promising inclusive designers are making the world a more diversity-friendly and inclusive place.
Opening Hours: May 12 to 15, 11:00am to 6:00pm daily
In fall 2015, Jutta Treviranus, director of OCAD University’s Inclusive Design Institute (IDI), moderated consultations between UBER and its stakeholders to develop improved transportation services to people with disabilities. uberWAV, launched this week, provides accessible vehicles at no extra cost to UBER users.
“Torontonians with disabilities experience many transportation service gaps,” said Treviranus. “Equitable transportation is essential to participating fully in our community.”
In addition to stakeholder meetings aimed at developing community-identified design criteria, the IDI organized a Hackathon at the IIDEX conference to address design challenges presented by UBER and hosted UBER’s general manager, Ian Black, as a speaker at the annual DEEP conference.
Doaa Khattab (MDes ’15), an alumna of the Inclusive Design graduate program at OCAD University, is a recipient of the first Design Research Award, presented in conjunction with the Interior Designers of Canada and Milliken.
This award recognizes individuals who have demonstrated excellence and innovation through interior design research.
Her work on inclusive wayfinding for visually impaired shoppers in grocery stores was selected for its potential impact on the human experience, and relevance to the profession.
The award was presented at the IDC’s 43rd Annual Meeting in Winnipeg, Manitoba on September 11, 2015.