Master of Design Final Symposium

Mdes Final Symposium

Public Talks + Conferences

Monday, Apr 24, 2017

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

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

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

10:20–10:55am
ZACH CAMOZZI :
When Nature Hacks Design
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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

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

10:20–10:55am
EMILY ELLIS:
Cards for Care: An Empathetic Design  for the Residential Care Setting

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LUNCH BREAK

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ROOM 245 North Building --- 1:20 - 3:15pm
Chair: Bonne Zabolotney
External Examiner: Aidan Rowe, Associate Professor, Design Studies, University of Alberta

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

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

2:40–3:15pm 
MATTHEW HARKNESS: Reforming IKEA: DIY Projects and  Everyday Objects in Disposable Culture

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ROOM 291 North Building --- 1:20 - 3:15pm

Chair: Deborah Shackleton
External Examiner: Angela Norwood, Associate Professor & Chair, Department of Design, York University

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

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

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