Project Type: work

Threaded Data Conversations

Fourth-year ID student Dani Massee, under the supervision of Associate Professor Milena Radzikowska, created a design installation that explores our emotions around controversial topics in an interactive way. The project was part of a senior Directed Reading course on creating physical data displays. The installation helps make data more tangible by..

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Belief / Position / Public Stance

A Semester-Long Project for COMM 3611 Visual Communication for Information Designers II This project is meant to provide our 3rd-year students with the experience of tackling an advanced-level interface design task. Their job was to propose an interactive data visualization, through which users can explore an emotionally compelling, engaging, and..

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The Compression Sock Project

Information design transforms data into high-quality and understandable information. Using Community Service Learning (CSL) to connect students with community clients through applied projects, senior Information Design students produced a series of prototypes based on instructional design theory to assist older adults in creating understanding for the use of compression stockings…

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Bag of Words

In this project, 1st-year students explored the idea that the whole (the totality of a design) is greater than the sum of the individual parts. They blind-selected one noun and one adjective, then used those two words to communicate the combined message of them put together. Constraints  Each design rendered..

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MRU Library Usability Project

Usability testing is part of developing user-centric design. Conducting a usability test measures the task success, user satisfaction, and errors of a product. The data gathered from a usability test could answer questions such as: Will users recommend the product? Do users feel good about the product or themselves after..

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Choosing Wisely Canada

The Canadian Alliance for Community Service-Learning (CSL) as an educational approach integrating community service with intentional learning activities, working together toward outcomes that are mutually beneficial. The community partner for this project, Choosing Wisely Canada, has indicated that there can be a ‘disconnect’ in communication between physician and patients regarding..

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Tackling Body Positivity

“The urge to design—to consider a situation, imagine a better situation, and act to create that improved situation—goes back to our prehuman ancestors. Making tools helped us to become what we are, and design helped to make us human.” Carl DiSalvo, Adversarial Design. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2012. Print. In..

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