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This project investigates the development of a service for Health Smart Homes (HSHs) from the perspective of Baby Boomers (people born between 1946 and 1964) living in Edmonton, Canada. A Health Smart Home is a home that has been designed for people with special needs employing technology for...
Peripheries In this body of work, I utilize found wooden and cardboard pallets as a foundation for process-based artworks. The pieces reference their original industrial source, but are also transformed, through material manipulation, to evoke other associations. The pallets, built to move...
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...
shimmy-shimmy-plop-plop is an exhibition longing for bodies free from disease and uncertainty. As I immerse the viewer in milky fireworks, sprouted hair, creases, and moles, I create a visual language of the infected and in-between aspects of the body. By embracing fragmented and exaggerated...
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...
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...
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...
all of us, also The stories we share with each other are transformative, forming tender networks of kinship, care, and resistance. Throughout the pandemic, my disabled femme bodymind has existed in a liminal state — receiving access and rest in radical new ways while experiencing profound...
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...