Master's Theses (Art & Design)
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- 2Natalie Loveless: Supervisor
- 2Sean Caulfield, Supervisor
- 1Adam Slusar
- 1Adrian Emberley
- 1Aidan Rowe (supervisor)
- 1Allen Ball: Supervisor
With the rapid development speed of social and economic change, people are paying more and more attention to the health of themselves and their families. As a result, there is an increasing demand for health and rehabilitation services and technologies. Currently, the number of people living with...
Canadiana: Wilderness Weirdness provides a distinctive design through form, detail and handcraft. The practice of object making utilizes traditional pairings of domestic materials with traditional and contemporary manufacturing processes, resulting in objects that reference the Canadian...
My current research is focused on the history of camping and wilderness survival. Specifically, I am exploring how our ideas about the landscape are constructed, and what it means when we interact with the wild by engaging in activities like camping. My recent mixed-media prints combine my...
Physical inactivity, a primary contributor to excess weight and obesity, has become an epidemic. In Canada, about one in four adults are clinically obese, most have a sedentary lifestyle. People want to be fit and healthy; however, the lifestyle they want to lead is often different than the one...
The recent success of design-driven companies has generated much inquiry into the question of what is design thinking because many companies have begun to realize how design thinking affects their competitiveness. However, these companies do not understand the so-called design-driven process, and...
Designing a Rapid Deployment Emergency Services (RapiDES) Vehicle for 2020: Addressing the problem of ever increasing traffic delaying the emergency services vehicles in big citiesDownload
This thesis/project is about the design process of designing a conceptual vehicle design that responds to a growing global phenomenon of ever increasing traffic congestion delaying emergency response times of various emergency services. This thesis aims at establishing the case for a smarter,...
Disrupting the Designer: Applying a feminist, embodied, hermeneutic framework towards better understanding and disrupting visual design practiceDownload
This Master of Design thesis project takes an experimental approach to exploring hermeneutic phenomenology—a practical philosophy that looks at understanding lived human experience through interpretative back-and-forth dialogue and storytelling—combined with a feminist and embodied research...
Public transit system is the pulse of urban life. City planners are seeking solutions to promote public transit due to insufficient capacity of the road network and related environmental problems. Cycling, as one of the energy efficient transport modes, has high potential to improve...
This research is a visual and empirical ethnography examining the design of clinical / semi-clinical locations of death, in relation to institutionalized dying in contemporary society. Through field observations at two palliative care sites in Alberta and interviews with end-of-life healthcare...
This paper presents a study on feedback on touch screen user interfaces devices and how it impacts the use of the device by an individual. This paper looks at how the feedback may help or hinder the usability of a product. There is a focus in the paper on health care devices with touch screen...