Dr Kate Sellen is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Design at OCADU and a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair nominee. She leads the Healthcare and Resilient Experience Research Group at OCAD U. She is also Director of the Health Design Master’s Program. At OCADU she has served on several program committees, as well as university wide committees and initiatives, and several hiring committees. Kate spent her early career as an interaction designer leading design research, digital strategy, and interaction design in the private sector. She now works on bringing an inclusive and interdisciplinary design approach to healthcare design challenges. Much of her work focuses on design for patient safety in safety critical and on high sensitivity topics, including the dosing, ordering, tapering, and management of opiates, communication at end of life, and the issuing and delivery of blood units for surgery. She previously held positions at University of Toronto’s Technology for Ageing Gracefully Lab, Knowledge Media Design Institute, and AT&T.
Richard Hunt has worked in the design field for over 30 years, specializing in typographical practice and acting as a consultant to and collaborator of many designers, publishers and other institutions across North America, including Bruce Mau Design, Zone Books, Rizzoli and the Getty Institute. His interests include information design and typeface design for print and screen, book and magazine typography, the history, state, and future of communication technologies. He has taught in the York/Sheridan joint degree program in Design, Humber College, and OCAD University.