Patricio Davila Principal Investigator

Patricio Davila, Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Design, has received a range of grant funding in the areas of graphic and aesthetic data design and new media and mobile installation work.

He is currently working on a project with OCAD U’s Inclusive Design Institute, creating a web interface and architecture for public users, to facilitate the implementation for the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. Davila specializes in graphic design, data visualization and design methodologies, and has been working with the Mobile Experience lab for 5 years. He is also currently a completing a PhD in the Culture and Communication Joint Program at York University and Ryerson University.

Jessica Leong Research Assistant

Jessica Leong is a recent graduate from OCAD U’s graphic design program. She is currently a project assistant for the Public Design Unit. Her interests are in ambiguities and multiplicities in methodology. 

Photo of Gabe Sawhney Gabe Sawhney Research Associate

Gabe is an innovation strategist & creative technologist, specializing in organizational change, corporate sustainability, data strategy and information visualization. He has a strong background in technology design, development and production, in mobile, web, games, video and interactive installation.

Gabe was co-founder 33 Magnetic and Echo Mobile (mobile app startups), [murmur] (place-based oral storytelling project), and Wireless Toronto (community wireless network). He completed his M.Design in Strategic Foresight and Innovation from OCAD in December 2011

Photo of Trevor Haldenby Trevor Haldenby Research Associate

Trevor is completing a MDes in Strategic Foresight and Innovation at OCADU, while working as a photographer and crafting ZED.TO - a transmedia biotech adventure set at the end of the world.

He is the primary OCADU Graduate Researcher on Where In The Future - a foresight project looking into the future of location-based gaming.