This past May, the City of Calgary hosted hackers, designers, and big thinkers to re-imagine pedestrian comfort. Teams of three to six participants from various disciplines channeled their creative energy into using open data to develop ‘something’ (maybe an app, maybe a map) during a hackathon weekend. The goal of this annual event is to brainstorm solutions..
Author: Milena Radzikowska
MRU’s ID Program Invited 35 Grade Nine Girls to a Design Thinking + Doing Workshop This 90-minute session began with an introduction to design thinking, human centred design, and their applications. We then gave introduced the following challenge: How might we encourage people to use the stairs instead of the elevator? Our participants engaged in the..
Wednesday, May 9, 2018 11:45 AM 1:00 PM Global Business Centre120 8 Avenue SoutheastCalgary, AB, T2G 5P6Canada (map) Joey Cherdarchuk Data Visualization, Darkhorse Analytics Milena Radzikowska, MDes, PhD Associate Professor, Information Design, School of Communication Studies, Mount Royal University Jeff LaFrenz President, VizworX Inc. Visual Analytics for 3D Structures Sponsored by Darkhorse Analytics RSVP or..
International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month are a visible opportunity to celebrate the impact that women make in every discipline of design. It is also a time to acknowledge and challenge the disparity between the genders when it comes to wages, senior roles and representation. While MRU’s Information Design program graduates a predominantly-female workforce (as..
Each winter term, senior students in the Information Design program at Mount Royal University→ enroll in a course titled Portfolio. The primary goal of this capstone course is for student to showcase work in and outside of the program. This showcase features 36 students that are thoughtful, understanding and at times disruptive. They have the ability to help..
Information design aims at transforming data into high-quality information. The idX project made us aware that high-quality information must serve a purpose. We condensed our insights to IIID‘s tag line: Data transformed into high-quality information empower people to attain goals. Thus IIID welcomes submissions ranging from visualizations that help people understand undisputed facts, situations and processes for whatever imaginable purposes to information and..
Update: We had a great time with hand-crafted typography. Thanks, Ben! Come Play With Us! We will be exploring hand-drawn typography in this hands-on and collaborative workshop –> the 2nd in a series of winter workshops from ID’s Maker Collaborative. Save the date: February 28, 6 — 9 pm T126 Fireside Room All materials will..
Thank you to everyone for coming out to this sold-out event! Thank you to Patrick for such an accessible and enjoyable learning experience, and thank you to ID for providing us with the supplies. It truly was a blast. Event description Come Play With Us! We will be exploring mono-printing in this messy, hands-on, and..
The Annual Fuse Gala is back for its 12th installment and this year is going to be better than ever! Join Fuse Collective and entrepreneurial members of the Calgary community for an evening of bright people and even brighter ideas. Get ready for a night of discovery and discussion as we explore the topic of how..