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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...
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...
Ideation, Creativity and Mindfulness: Investigating the Influence of Mindfulness Practice on Design EducationDownload
This thesis research project is an investigation of the influence of mindfulness practice within the context of design education. Mindfulness is a present-moment and non-judgmental awareness. The project explored the connections between mindfulness practice, ideation, and creativity through...
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,...
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...
From the Surface is an exhibition haunted by the presence of the global ecological crisis. As I implicate the viewer in a web of associations between word, image, and thing, I invite contemplation of our place in a changing world. I seek to unsettle the comfortable illusion that humanity is...
Transforming the Homeless Counting Process: Mapping and Re-Designing Systems and Experiences Through Service DesignDownload
Homelessness is a significant issue that has raised a variety of social and economic challenges in Canada and many other countries. This Master of Design research focused on redesigning the homeless counting process in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. It focuses on count volunteers' perspectives and...
Healthcare is an inherently risky sector for innovation. In particular, breakthrough innovations pose an even greater risk for investment and potential consequences for the end user. These factors make the healthcare sector inherently risk averse, resulting in medical devices that become...
My sculptures encourage the viewer to project their own experiences onto the work, to question the facts of visual existence with the engagement of movement, form, and texture. While I draw immense inspiration from Swing dance, Jazz music, Cubist forms, and Modernist Sculpture (including works by...
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 own...