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.
Design Students Collaborate with Fibre Farmer to Find New Futures for Canadian Wool
A recent project brought Providence Lane Homestead cofounder Tara Klager into collaboration with faculty member Hélène Day Fraser’s industrial design class.
ECU Students, Alums Work Across Timezones to Design Playgrounds for Children in Tanzania and Canada
In collaboration with nonprofit The Power of Play, emerging designers apply their know-how to bring bespoke play-spaces to kids across the globe.
Heather Young Crafts Atmospheric Patchwork Canopy for Bard on the Beach’s ‘Henry V’
The designer and educator worked for months with set designer Amir Ofek and his team to source, stitch and hang the immersive textile installation.
Design Lab at the Vancouver Art Gallery Explores Ecological Material Practice and Apparel Through Industrial Design
Lab: Here//Too//For features a series of workshops and public events throughout the summer and fall featuring international designers and artists from across disciplines.
New Show at ECU Library + Archives Spotlights Roman Izdebski Industrial Design Collection
A new exhibition at the ECU Library + Archives showcases industrial design objects drawn from the Roman Izdebski Industrial Design Collection, held by the Department of Design & Dynamic Media.
New Film by Lindsay McIntyre Wins Oscar-Qualifying imagineNATIVE Award
NIGIQTUQ ᓂᒋᖅᑐᖅ, which was celebrated by the jury for its “moving,” “visceral” power, is based on a story told to Lindsay by her grandmother.
Garnet Hertz’s New Book Uncovers Untold History of Art and DIY Electronics
The designer, educator and Canada Research Chair in Design and Media Arts reveals how artists regularly transform the technologies that mediate our everyday lives.
Exploring False Creek’s Many Meanings Through Design
Designer Eugenia Bertulis teaches students how to use Interaction Design to investigate the complex histories and functions of the local waterway.
2022 Design Educators Conference Takes Place at Emily Carr University
The first Design Educators Conference to take place in Vancouver, the 2022 conference theme is learn, unlearn, relearn.
ECU Ranks Among Top Schools Worldwide for Animation
An annual report puts ECU’s animation programs at number six worldwide and number two in the country.
The Clear-Eyed Optimism of Louise St. Pierre
On the occasion of her promotion to full professor, the designer and ECU faculty member reflects on the possibility of change.
Eclectic Traditions Inspire Daniel Wildberger’s Designs for Film
The designer and ECU faculty member dove into regional art and design to create the titles and poster for the award-winning Brazilian film River of Desire.
‘Groundbreaking’ Scholarship Supports Indigenous Designers in Type-Related Disciplines
Designer and ECU faculty member Leo Vicenti helped lead the development of the scholarship which aims to support Indigenous voices in design.
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.
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.
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.’
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.
Bonne Zabotlotney Win RGD Design Educator Award
The designer and ECU faculty member was recognized for her contributions to student development and pedagogical research.
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
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.