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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 Usafe: An Analysis System that Tracks Unusual Behavioural Patterns to Support Elderly People Living Safely at Home AloneDownload
Many elderly live in their own homes as they age, but their specific challenges in achieving this goal are unknown. The elderly may face daily frustrations and difficulties in their everyday activities. (Clark, Czaja, & Weber, 1990; Rogers, Meyer, Walker, & Fisk, 1998). Unless the elderly take...
Designing a Culturally Appropriate Distance Learning Platform for Students in the Tłıchǫ Region of the Northwest TerritoriesDownload
In January 2020, (as part of my master’s programme before my thesis), I began a creative collaboration with the community representatives from the Tłı̨chǫ region of the Northwest Territories. I worked as part of a team of four designers for three months, where I had the opportunity to read,...
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,...
Development of a Digital Information Platform to Enhance Usability and Accessibility for Immigrant Women Who Have Experienced a MiscarriageDownload
Miscarriage is the most common pregnancy complication affecting one in four pregnancies. The loss of a baby can seriously impact women's physical and mental health, leading to traumatic disorders such as anxiety, depression, anger, self-blame, and self-harm. Women who receive support after their...
Development of a Public Space: Rossdale Power Plant Building, Collaborative Placemaking Using Virtual RealityDownload
The River Crossing area in downtown Edmonton is evolving into a vibrant community and a unique place in the city. The ongoing redevelopment of west Rossdale plan involves a variety of projects including expanding land uses in residential, commercial and institutional concepts. The City of...
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...
Vadim Bulitko, Sean Caulfield, Astrid Ensslin, Daniel Evans, Gillian Harvey, Scott Smallwood, Daniel Laforest, Brad Necyk, Marilène Oliver, Aidan Rowe, Isabelle Van Grimde, Jonathan Garfinkel, Tess Heinricks, Marilene Oliver, Blaine Campbell
DYSCORPIA: Future Intersections of the Body and Technology was a two-year interdisciplinary research project that brought together scholars from art and design, music, digital and medical humanities, radiology, computer science and contemporary dance in order to question what it means not to know...
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...