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OCAD University Graduate Studies Programs

Works: 319 works in 322 publications in 2 languages and 378 library holdings
Genres: Interviews  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Exhibition catalogs  History  Academic theses  Forecasts 
Classifications: HQ76.8.C3, 363.59624
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Most widely held works about OCAD University
Most widely held works by OCAD University
Mobile wireless handset accessibility assessment by Jutta Treviranus( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report finds that the state of accessibility in late-2010 of the Canadian market for mobile wireless handsets (hereafter, simply "handsets") was mixed, with effective accessibility features existing for some groups of people with disabilities, alongside substantial accessibility gaps for some other groups
Re:Orientations( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fascinating look into the lives and thoughts of seven queer pan-Asian Canadians as they look back on a 1984 documentary in which they featured. How have they changed? And how has the world around them evolved and changed? In 1984, Richard Fung released his seminal first documentary Orientations: Lesbian and Gay Asians. Featuring 14 women and men in Toronto of South, East and Southeast Asian backgrounds, Orientations was the first documentary to explore the experiences and perspectives of queer Asians in North America. Capturing pivotal moments in Toronto?s history, it presents an intimate portrait of the texture of gay live and politics at that time. Re:Orientations revisits seven of the original participants as they see anew the footage of their younger selves, and reflect on their lives and all that has changed over the intervening three decades. Their interviews are deepened and contextualized by conversations with six younger queer and trans activists, scholars and artists
Mobile innovation : Ontario's growing mobile content, services and application industry 2012 by Kathleen Webb( Book )

2 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The purpose of this report is to address the explosive economic, technological, and cultural changes that have occurred in the North American smartphone market since 2007
Colour and two-dimensional design by Glenn McArthur( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tenth Flash forward( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sunshine eaters by Lisa Deanne Smith( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Sunshine Eaters is an original multi-sensory exhibition that highlights how artists and designers look to the land and its plants, flowers and trees as a means to imagine and conjure hope in the face of local and global crises. Featuring work by: Shary Boyle, Nick Cave, Robert Holmes, Jim Holyoak, Brian Jungen, Jessica Karuhanga, Alexandra Kehayoglou, Nina Leo and Moez Surani, Tony Matelli, Alanis Obomsawin, Ebony G. Patterson and Winnie Truong. Curated by Lisa Deanne Smith. Exhibition runs January 10 to April 15, 2018"--Description fromOnsite Gallery website (viewed June 11, 2021)
Évaluation de l'accessibilité des combinés sans fil mobiles by Jutta Treviranus( )

1 edition published in 2011 in French and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le CRTC a demandé à l'Inclusive Design Research Centre (IDRC) d'évaluer les besoins des personnes aveugles, des personnes à mobilité réduite (de modérée à sévère), et de celles ayant des troubles cognitifs, en ce qui a trait aux combinés sans fil mobiles. Les besoins des personnes ayant d'autres problèmes d'ouïe et d'élocution ne relèvent pas de la portée du présent travail. De plus, ce rapport ne fournit aucune information détaillée sur l'accessibilité des renseignements en ligne ou sur les applications tierces concernant les combinés sans fil mobiles
Active design : affordable designs for affordable housing( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Diagrams of power( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in French and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Promoting dignity through design : a grounded analysis of stakeholders' views on the role of disability organizations in inclusive design by Julie Anne Buelow( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"Inclusive design promotes the involvement of users with diverse needs in the design process. The possibility of disability organizations collaborating with businesses to enhance accessibility through inclusive design was explored in this major research project. Open-ended interviews were held with twelve participants representing interactions with disability organizations as clients, employees, volunteers, supporters, or business associates. The data were gathered and analyzed using a grounded approach. The analysis revealed the complexity of accessibility and the value associated by the participants with dignity. A model focused around dignity and a potential application was proposed as a supportive tool to illustrate the concepts further. A core idea proposed by this research is that design, when directed at promoting the dignity of the users, could enhance their experience and create more inclusive systems."--Abstract
Spaces and flows : Indigenous stories through digital media by Humberto Aldaz( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"This research project explores digital media to tell Indigenous stories to help create recognition and agency for Indigenous identities. It aims to challenge false mythologies created and internalized by colonialism in Mexico, that portray Indigenous peoples' identities as remote objects in time and space. This thesis argues that digital media can assist Indigenous individuals in claiming recognition in both the intangible digital space and in the physical space of everyday social landscapes of network societies. This project explores different approaches provided by different digital mediums to tell Indigenous stories in order to help users to recognize the contemporary complexity of Indigenous identities that exist in Mexico and across the world. This research project aims to explore how Indigenous stories told through digital technology can create rich experiences where Indigenous self-representations, self-recognition and self-affirmation contradict the distorted and internalized images created by colonialism, and gain recognition of heterogeneous Indigenous identities."--Abstract
The future of carbon information about consumer products by Peter Rose( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"Canada is behind in the effort to curb carbon emissions: it ranks 15th out of 17 for greenhouse gas per capita emissions out of all the OECD countries (OECD Environment Directorate, 2008). A portion of carbon emissions relate to production and consumption of goods. In the marketplace, there are innovations in assessment of consumer goods that could allow the widespread comparison of carbon impacts at the product-level. It is unclear which drivers will be the dominant factors that influence the future use of carbon life-cycle assessment of products (CLCA). The foresight process known as 'Cone of Plausibility' is used and enhanced to manipulate important drivers which create four scenarios for CLCA in Canada over the next 10 years. This study provides scenarios for business, government and research institutions attempting to innovate in the retail space to test out their strategies and to evaluate if they are salient in each scenario."--Abstract
Mindfulness as a skillful approach to inclusive design by Mark Sherman( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"Inclusive design seeks to reduce barriers to fuller participation in society faced by individuals and communities whose needs, perspectives, strengths, vulnerabilities, and backgrounds may differ greatly from those of the designer(s). The potential risks and consequences of unintended exclusion, misinterpretation, oversight and so on, can be high. Many of the conceptual, philosophical, environmental and cultural biases we might have as designers (and which can influence our design choices), may exist in the form of "implicit" attitudes and may not be aligned with our conscious beliefs. Research findings by Ellen Langer (e.g.: E. Langer et al. 2008), show that certain Mindfulness strategies can reduce the impact of such hidden biases and conceptual constructs. A method for detecting implicit attitudes, using the Implicit Association Test, is explored, with an aim to propose Mindfulness strategies both as a countermeasure for implicit attitudes as well as an overall support for Inclusive Design." -- Abstract
Accessible homes : a film by Mohsen Mahjoobnia( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"This project explored the lived experiences of three persons with mobility challenges during their quotidian negotiations with their environment in their partially or fully renovated homes. Following them with a video camera, a documentary film was put together to vividly capture nuanced adaptations they make to achieve an accessible living environment. Their responses to a series of questions exposes the ambivalence associated with their notions and emotions about accessibility. The question central to the film is: what is accessible home for you? Rather than trying to dictate guidelines for architects and builders, the film exposes the audience to the perspectives of people with disabilities that reveal the plurality of their notion of accessibility and the unique challenges associated with striving for it. This project reinforces the inclusive design lesson: one size fits but one; easier achieved in the digital realm, but an equally important goal in the physical realm." -- Abstract
Passwords by Lawrence Kwok( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"In order to use critical, participatory or co-design to open up ideas that challenge assumptions about important social issues that may otherwise go un-discussed, designers, researchers and participants might first want to, <U+2018>create or occupy play environments or activities' (Flanagan, 2009) in such a manner as to reveal and challenge their own assumptions, in order to counter the adverse effects of expertise, privilege and entitlement in socially-motivated design research that may result in false claims of empathy. Passwords is a modular and generative card-based tool designed in response to what the author has identified as the need for facilitating and mediating creative and political discussion, deliberation and debate. The objective of play in this activity is healthy dialogue through creative phrase making."--Abstract
Seeker Number 1 by Tatiana Jennings( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"Seeker Number 1 is an interactive story which combines performance, filmed by multiple cameras and streamed live, with an interactive installation at an exhibition space. Homer<U+2019>s Odyssey, the story<U+2019>s base narrative structure, is situated within multiple storylines and environments. Audience members are able to access and interact with the performance during the exhibition by exploring a physical setup with objects that relate to the story and characters. By experimenting with interactivity, open narrative structures, and the aura of live performers in the virtual space, Seeker Number 1 attempts to bring liveness and emotional affect to the Interactive Digital Narrative. This thesis uses research design methodology to explore how various combinations of dramatic structural elements, live performance, audience agency and computer procedural capabilities can collaboratively create meaning. Seeker Number 1 is a reflection on the emergent relationship between liveness and networked technology represented by the machine." -- Abstract
Participatory change management : a transformation strategy for the physical work environment of tomorrow by Margaret Dempster( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"The primary objective of this project is to identify how a participatory design process might increase the likelihood of a successful workplace transformation and strengthen organizational effectiveness. Three subject areas; change management, participatory design, and workplace strategy, are explored to understand how a participatory design process for shaping the physical environment creates a more dynamic space and opportunity to fostering engagement and learning, managing change, and practicing the co-creative collaboration that organizations look to encourage in other facets of their business in order to drive innovation. For the purpose of this research project, Workplace Transformation is being defined as; the process an organization manages while experiencing a change initiative that impacts their physical work environment." -- Abstract
Expanding the Information Fidelity of Calm Technology Devices Through Techniques of Information Visualization by Chris Olsen( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"This thesis explores the creation of ambient data visualisation devices that keep users informed via their use of colour and light to convey information. It is an exploration into how the principles of information visualisation can be applied to the design of "calm" devices in order to enhance their features as well as expand their information fidelity. This exploration builds on the concept of "calm technology", coined by Mark Weiser and John Seely Brown of XEROX PARC (1996) which describes unobtrusive, informative technology. Calm technologies should exist mostly in the periphery, continuously relaying information in a non- intrusive manner. The research employs iterative prototyping and reflection to explore was to improve information delivery within calm technology. The project demonstrates several opportunities to enhance visual-based calm technology devices by incorporating principles of information visualisation in order to expand the information fidelity of these devices." -- Abstract
Materialization of the speculative in foresight and design by Jonathan Resnick( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"At the intersection of the disciplines of design and futures, a set of practices are currently emerging whose key feature is the creation of material representations of speculative future worlds. These practices go by various names, including 'design fiction', 'artifacts from the future', and 'experimental futures'. This work inquires into the methodological possibilities offered by these practices by investigating the ways in which they are being employed by current practioners. Five instances of practice were analyzed in depth, primarily through practioner interviews, in order to construct a taxonomy. While the practices differ in significant ways, they were found to share some key attributes; in particular, they act to enhance our capacity to seek out and work with possibility, enrich communication in the exchange of speculative ideas, disrupt conventional mindsets with provocative visions of alternative futures , and affirm individual agency."--Abstract
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