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..
Project Type: work
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..
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…
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..
Learning how to perceive, name, describe, and manipulate visually-accessed information is an important component of an information designer’s education. Whether its creating a poster, an info graphic, an instructional manual, a web site, or an app, the principles and elements of design help us construct visually-based material in ways that..
In this 3-rd year visual communication project, students were asked to find an interesting, unique story within the broader topic of disaster preparedness, while demonstrating the use of tension, and addressing the needs and characteristics of an assigned audience. The starting point for this project, in terms of content, was..
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..
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..
Throughout the Fall 2017 semester, senior-level Information Design students were asked to use the Human Centred Design Process to examine one of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals; a framework for the most important challenges that we are facing today as a society, with topics ranging from access to clean..
“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..