Core Studio IV

Industrial Design Program, Emily Carr University of Art + Design

This course offers 4th year students exposure to key values, concepts and skills of 2D, 3D and 4D Design.  Students independently engage in design research and methods, analyze, design, present and evaluate ideas to meet required objectives through individual and group projects. Collaborative and contextual project work is emphasized in order to develop students' community-based multidisciplinary teamwork, project management and client management skills.

Design Research and Methods

Industrial, Communication and Interaction Design Programs, 
Emily Carr University of Art + Design

Design Research and Methods introduces 2nd and 3rd year students to the multiple methods of conducting design research for facilitating and enhancing people's experiences of designed images, artefacts, spaces, environments and interfaces. Topics include: ethnography, cultural probes, scenario development and testing, persona development and testing, journaling, cognitive mapping, empathy tools, body storming, experience prototyping, participatory design research, and ethics.

Project Co-ordinator

Applied Research Development Grant, Level 1, 
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)

This position is a hybrid of academic and entrepreneurial responsibilities, providing support to graduate and undergraduate research students in addition to managing communication, expenses and creative direction. These external partnered collaborations aim to provide businesses with innovative applied research strategies and outcomes while giving students valuable professional exposure and experience. Over a six month period, students and industry professionals attend scheduled meetings, share knowledge and ideas, present and critique research findings and prototypes. A report is submitted to NSERC upon completion of the project.

A brief description of this project can be found in the Portfolio section.