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Design in Motion: The Everyday Object and the Global Division of Design Labour
The practice of design has become obscured by global networks of production, circulation, and consumption. Traditional design studies tend to focus on high-profile products, presenting heroic designers as the primary authors ...
Navigating Airwaves and Waterways: An Ethnography of Mobile ICT Use on the Digital Ship
Commercial shipping is a vital part of Canadas economy, moving goods through an intricate network of waterways, lakes, rivers and ports. It is also an industry that is undergoing a remarkable transformation, as new (at ...
This Project can be Upcycled where Facilities are Available: An Adventure Through Toronto's Food/Waste Scape
At the intersection of food, regulations, and subjective experiences is a new way of understanding the intersection of wasted food—a new category of edibility. This project investigates the reasons for, and impacts of, ...
Me, Myself, and Interface: The Role of Affordances in Digital Visual Self-Representational Practices
A growing number of digital games and virtual worlds allow users to create a virtual self, commonly referred to as an ‘avatar.’ Essentially, the avatar is a digital entity which is controlled by the user to attain agency ...