Interactive Futures Lab is an interdisciplinary group at OCAD University in Toronto. This research group is focused on the design and use of technologies for creating meaningful physical and tangible user experiences. 

All Projects


Leveraging Instinctive Human Defensive Behaviors for Safe Human-Robot Interaction

SRAs performing background tasks

Using Supernumerary Robotic Arms for Background Tasks

Exploring the use of extra hands for communication

Supernumerary Arms for Gestural Communication

Pedestrian AV Interface

Communication of Awareness and Intent in Autonomous Vehicle-Pedestrian Interaction

Negotiating Ethical Making

Negotiating Ethical Making Between Humans and Machines

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Bridging Two Worlds: Co-designing social spaces for autism

Pedestrian Simulator

Designing a Pedestrian Simulator for Autonomous Vehicles in Mixed Traffic

Picture of Prototype Globe

Cross-Sensory Globe

Interior of the woodshop taken from just inside the front door.

Leveraging Blind Woodworkers’ Practices to Develop Inclusive Instruction

Ac actor performing as a cyborg with additional arms

Mutation: Leveraging Performing Arts Practices in Cyborg Transitioning

Cat observes robot as it moves throughout the space.

Exploring The Reactions Of Companion Animals As Unintended Users Of Social Robots