Master of Design Final Symposium

Monday, April 24, 2017 (All day)

Rooms 245 + 291, North Building
Open to the public

The Jake Kerr Faculty of Graduate Studies is pleased to present the 2017 Master of Design Final Symposium. Graduate candidates will be presenting their research and final thesis projects to the public. Please join us to learn about and discuss the design research produced in our community.

April 24 schedule:

ROOM 245 North Building --- 9:00 - 11:00am
Chair: Katherine Gillieson
External Examiner: Barry Wylant, Associate Professor, Faculty of Environmental Design, University of Calgary

9:00–9:35
SCOTT WILSON : Alternative Workspaces: Changing  Where + How People Work

9:40–10:15
JIAWEI CAO : Establishing Healthy Work Environments:  Behaviour Change Through Daily Designs

10:20–10:55
ZACH CAMOZZI : When Nature Hacks Design _________________________________________________________________ ROOM 291 North Building --- 9:00 - 11:00am
Chair: Dr. Chris Jones
External Examiner: Peter Jones, Associate Professor, Faculty of Design, OCAD University

9:00 - 9:35am
NATALIA GOMES FRANCA: Sensory Cards: Fostering Empathy and  Connection Within Community Groups

9:40–10:15
DINA SMALLMAN: Creating an Adaptable, Universal Visual Communication Icon System

10:20–10:55
EMILY ELLIS: Cards for Care: An Empathetic Design  for the Residential Care Setting _________________________________________________________________ LUNCH BREAK _________________________________________________________________ ROOM 245 North Building --- 1:20 - 3:15pm
Chair: Bonne Zabolotney
External Examiner: Aidan Rowe, Associate Professor, Design Studies, University of Alberta

1:20–1:55
PENG HO QUAH: Learning to Play Again: Playground Designs  for Spontaneous and Unstructured Play

2:00–2:35
JULIANA FORERO: Ways of Knowing in Material Practice

2:40–3:15
MATTHEW HARKNESS: Reforming IKEA: DIY Projects and  Everyday Objects in Disposable Culture _________________________________________________________________ ROOM 291 North Building --- 1:20 - 3:15pm
Chair: Deborah Shackleton
External Examiner: Angela Norwood, Associate Professor & Chair, Department of Design, York University

1:20–1:55
CAN SELIMOGLU: Democratizing Software Design Through Functional Individualization of Creative Software

2:00–2:35
PUJA KHURANA: Crafting experiences for teaching typography  to non-graphic designers

2:40–3:15
RODRIGO DOS SANTOS: Designing for Mindful Reflection: An intertwined  vision of design practice and everyday life