Master of Design Symposium Spring 2018

Mdes Symposium Spring 2018

Public Talks + Conferences

Tuesday, Apr 17, 2018 - 12:00 AM - Friday, Apr 20, 2018 - 12:00 AM

Join us for interim thesis presentations from our 2019 Master of Design cohort and thesis defences from the 2018 Master of Design cohort.

This four day event is open to the public. Presentations take place in ECU's Integrated Motion Studio (first floor, D1400)

Interim Thesis Presentations | Master of Design 2019 cohort

Tuesday, April 17th

10:00 - 10:20am
Prakriti Mukhopadhyay
Networked Knowledge: Cultural sharing among dispersed immigrants

10:25 - 10:45am 
Haolin Liu
New Visual Language: For meditation as a secular practice

11:00 - 11:20am
Xinyu Yang
Ming-Delft Design: Speculative alternative presents in new Chinese furniture

11:25 - 11:45am  
Alejandro Alarcon
Modify: Reconfigurable bicycle components

11:50am - 12:10pm
Hsinyu Kuo
Service design in the Canadian Government: The differences between private sector and government service design

1:10 - 1:30pm  
Leez Yichun Zhang  
Seeing Aroma: Smell-based information visualization system

1:35 - 1:55pm
Sukriti Tandon
Inclusive design for regaining lost identity: Accessible, aesthetic and effortless clothing

2:00 - 2:20pm
Maggie Mo Luo
Animating Material: an exploration of fluidity, movement, and vitality within dynamic new craft

2:40 - 3:00pm  
Tammy Zexi Tan
Design for stress: Touch-sensitive hair surfaces experiments for wearable devices

3:05 - 3:25pm
Michelle Yufei Yao
A peek into digital future: What can interactive art bring us into our lives?

Wednesday, April 18th

11:00 - 11:20am
Michal Cabaj
[other] objects: An ontological conversation with and within relational experiences

11:25 - 11:45am
Jessica Bayntun
Projectable costume design: Exploration through autonomous theatre production

11:50am - 12:10pm
Reyhaneh Yazdani
Recipe for dissent: Design for socio-political awareness

1:10 - 1:30pm
Aldona Czajewska
Designing pedagogical tools for science education (in collaboration with Border Free Bees): Empowering citizen scientists through education and awareness about pollinator decline

1:35 - 1:55pm
Ricardo Leal Barrocas
The Extraordinary Ordinary: Reintroducing rewarding activities into residential care in British Columbia

2:00 - 2:20pm
Jesse Cathcart
From knowledge to need: In search of a framework for the dissemination of design and micro-scale manufacturing knowledge in northern Ghana

2:40 - 3:00pm
Leonard Song Tang
Harmony with the land: Communicating the traditional ecological wisdom of Yunnan by visual storytelling

3:05 - 3:25pm
Kelly Small
The ethical sellout: Refining standards of ethics in the commercial design industry

3:30 - 3:50pm
Mariko Kuroda
Mindful crafts: Promoting emotional regulation in children with learning differences

Thesis Defenses | Master of Design 2018 cohort

Thursday, April 19th  

George Lysikatos
Form follows sound: Designing for sound awareness

Ian Sang Yun Lee
Designing Indeterminacy: User-led creation of liminal spaces at work

Avery Shaw
Expectations in material culture & re-thinking our separation of space

Eugenie Cheon
Designing Shifts: Making of narratives

Roxanne Albutt
The Unconscious Workspace: How designers can use shared virtual spaces for creative problem solving

Roy Jeong Kak Kim
Pro-environmental behaviour change through storytelling

Kanak Jaitli
10 minutes of Empathy: exploring ways of a better doctor-patient relationship

Friday, April 20th

Jordache MacKenzie
Ko mohio tenei kia koe, ko mohio tenei ana tatou: what you think, what we know

Emily Smith
Random Acts of Making: Discovering tools, methods & mindsets for making in the classroom (Grades 4-6)

Theunis Snyman
Unmaking: Exploring agency through unmaking

Jessica Carson
Citizen Spaces: Experiments in reclaiming the right to the city

Nasim Khosravi Farsani
Cultural engagement for environmental sustainability

Shruti Gupta
Step, choose & play: The designed artefact as an enabler of discourse

Arhea Mawhinney
Hello, my other self

Truong Nguyen
Designing a typeface for Vietnamese culture

The visiting External Reviewers will also give evening talks. Doors at 6:00pm; talks begin at 6:30pm.

Jamer Hunt
Wednesday April 18th

Craig Martin
Thursday April 19th

Brenda Laurel
Friday April 20th