Demonstrating the value and plurality of faculty approaches to practice, research and pedagogy
DDM faculty are media artists and designers whose creative and reflective practice and research inform the teaching and learning environment from a plurality of perspectives and experiences.
Students Create Transformative Design with ‘The Cart Project’
The thoughtful furniture objects designed by students during a 2019 course were recently featured in an industry publication.
Reyhan Yazdani Builds Bridges Across Cultures with ‘Bi-scriptural Typography’
The artist, designer and ECU faculty member approaches the ‘continuous work of decolonization through the lens of language.’
Bonne Zabolotney Teaches Communication Design for Climate Change
The designer and ECU faculty member is asking how design can provide clarity, insights and strategic approaches to understanding — and combatting — climate change.
Emily Carr students turn old growth wood salvaged from houses into furniture
In High/Low, an exhibition currently showing at Emily Carr, students in Christian Blyt’s industrial design course spotlight solutions for turning reclaimed Douglas fir into new home furnishings.
ECU Design Students’ Collaboration with WALRUS Boutique Creates Knockout Pandemic-era Homewares
A recent collaboration between WALRUS boutique in Vancouver and Emily Carr University saw design students create homewares for the WALRUS community, with an eye to the ways COVID-19 has shifted dynamics between people and their homes.
Land-Based Design Course Uses ECU Campus as Test Case in Decolonial Wayfinding Project
“Land-based” design and teaching emphasize local histories, relationships to place, and Indigenous sovereignty.
How Designing with More-Than-Humans Fosters Social Change and Environmental Justice
Teaching design to help heal a broken relationship between human beings and the rest of the planet.
Design Students and Disability Alliance BC Community Members Co-Create in Online Collaboration
The Spring 2021 semester saw project lead and ECU faculty member Eugenie Cheon’s COMD310 Communication Design class addressing an issue of digital access and inclusion by proposing redesigns for one of DABC’s websites, which focuses on the Tax Aid program.
‘Perspectives’ Program Connects Students and People Living in Long-Term Care to Tell the Stories of a Lifetime
Now in its fourth year, the program is co-led by designer, Emily Carr University faculty member and director of the Health Design Lab at ECU, Caylee Raber, and designer, Health Design Lab project lead and ECU faculty member Jon Hannan.
Dimeji Onafuwa Designs for a World Where Everyone is Represented
“Everybody deserves their story to be told,” says the Seattle-based designer, researcher and ECU faculty member.
Sophie Gaur: Teaching Industrial Design for Maternal Health
The designer and ECU professor brings an emphasis on personhood and agency to the practice of designing for an event as old as the world.
Joy, Imperfection, and Humanity in Design
News Administer: Edit entry Joy, Imperfection and Humanity in Design Sting 2 complete Image courtesy Edison Greif. Still frame from an animated collaboration between communication design students Marley Grayson, Edison Greif and Jiho Lee. By Perrin Grauer Posted on February 02, 2021 Ramon Tejada and Eugenie Cheon on opening up design practice to messiness, uncertainty and diverse ways of knowing.
Lindsay McIntyre Earns WIDC Feature Film Award
The prize will go to support The Words We Can’t Speak, a forthcoming feature film written, directed and produced by the artist and ECU faculty member.
Sam Meech on Video Practice as Empowerment in a Screen-Centric World
‘We’re all broadcasters now,’ says the digital artist and ECU faculty member.
Patrick McDonald: Online Web Design Course Preps Students for Changing Future
Students studying remotely are learning skills that could set them up for success in a workforce fundamentally redefined by the pandemic, says web designer and ECU faculty member Patrick McDonald.
Reframing Remote Working with Post-Pandemic Studio
The new curriculum from designer and ECU faculty member Katherine Gillieson builds resilience by turning a critical lens on the practice of design itself.
Industrial Design Students Improve Comfort in Cancer Care
In partnership with BC Cancer, 18 students designed welcoming, supportive seating for cancer patients and families.
Design Thinking for Sustainability on Campus
The Stationery Project transforms paper waste into thoughtfully-designed new products.