Smell: Spencer, Matt, Catt, Ashcon, and Bailey

January 18, 2010

Why don’t you take time to smell the roses? Just take a deep breath in and think about all the systems at work. That seductive scent is the result of air borne molecules, known as aromatic substances, wafting towards your eager noses. A cascade of events takes place and although the act of smelling, especially something […]


Introduction: Andrew Markell

January 18, 2010


Taste: Sarah, Milka, Braden, K, Dallas

January 17, 2010

Taste is a function of the human body’s nervous system, brought on by the release of tiny molecules upon chewing, drinking or digesting food or drink. Those molecules stimulate sensory cells located in the mouth (taste buds on the tongue, roof of mouth) and throat (lining), which are called gustatory cells. Most taste buds on […]


Introduction: Nic Napolitano

January 17, 2010

Hey I’m Nic Napolitano and currently studying Industrial Design. In ten years from now, I wish to hopefully become a successful automotive designer with my own firm. For a specific example would be the legendary car designer Chip Foose, who already attains my dream job and life.  To be honest, I can never think that […]


SIGHT: Andrew, Angela, Christine, Felix, Rui

January 17, 2010


Introduction: Yan Zeng

January 16, 2010

Hi my name is Yan Zeng, just call me Yan.   My major in OCAD is graphic design….. In 10 years I think I may be a graphic designer work in a studio for company or for my own?..I dont really know yet. Since I work in a printing company as graphic designer for a […]


Introduction: Anna Pavlenko

January 16, 2010

Hullo there. My name is Anna Pavlenko. Anna is fine by me [But please, don’t limit yourself there] – – I’m studying the ways of Graphic Design. – I see myself starting a family in 10 years. Hopefully not being dependant on my parents. Working for a firm, as a Creative Director, with intentions of […]


Ethnography Presentation

January 16, 2010

Click here to download my presentation about Usability Research and Ethnography.


Touch: Sean, Greg, Nic, Ivan

January 16, 2010

Our group has been chosen to focus on the mental model pertaining to the sense of touch. In class, we came up with a simple way of describing how this sense works. In a nutshell, the brain starts with an electrical impulse generated by the nerve endings that act as receptors and send signals via […]


Introduction : Felix Chan

January 15, 2010

My name is Felix . I am enrolled in advertising. I would like to involve in advertising within these 10 years and try to open a advertising or PR company with my friends after we have enough experience and money to support our career The technologically problems which I want to improve Is to learn more […]


HEARING: Danielle, Anna, Yan, Lianna

January 15, 2010

Step One: Hearing the Sound Sound waves travel through the air to the outer, visible part of one’s ear, the PINNA. These sound waves bounce off the pinna in different ways, depending on the direction of the sound’s source. This causes the sound waves to have a distinct patter which the brain can recognize, thus […]


Introduction: Rui Felix

January 13, 2010

the passport reads rui jorge dias felix but you can call me rui and i’m enrolled in the environmental design program 10 years ago took graphic design & advertising at humber college but dropped out after the third semester.  spent the next 10 years working, traveling and enjoying life in general.  but what i came […]


Into: Kim Kyung Hyun, K

January 13, 2010


Introduction to Greg McRoberts

January 12, 2010

         I am 36, and am enrolled in the Industrial Design program. I am an artist by intrest, and a welder and sheet metal worker by trade. I have worked on some architectural installations that include water features, elevators, and exterior cladding on buildings here in Toronto. I have also worked on contracts for the TTC making elevator cladding, gates […]


Introduction: Angela Vuong

January 12, 2010

Hello! My name is Angela Vuong. (But I also respond to, “Hey you!”) I am currently majoring in Graphic Design. Let me start off by saying I’m probably the single most indecisive person to ever exist so asking me to choose the path to the rest of my life is like the kiss of death.  […]


Introduction: Dallas MacWilliam

January 12, 2010

My name is Dallas MacWilliam, and, no i have never been to Dallas Texas. you can call me Dal or Dallas, its up to you. I am in Illustration and would love to be a part of creating a graphic novel. I have also worked behind the scenes in small plays and hope to work […]


introduction: sarah holmes

January 12, 2010

i’m sarah holmes. i was accepted into the illustration program, but i’m also hoping to minor in something else next year after seeing everything the school has to offer first hand (maybe jewelry/ metalsmithing). this is my first year in post-secondary education. to be honest, becoming a successful illustrator in ten years seems a bit […]


Introduction: Dani Kuindersma

January 12, 2010

♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ My name is DANIELLE KUINDERSMA (if you can’t pronounce that don’t sweat it, not many can) I would preferred it if you referred to me as DANI ♥ I am in ILLUSTRATION And I’m hoping to apply for a minor in creative writing Once I figure out how minors actually work ♥ In 10 […]


Introduction: Bailey Paige Henderson

January 12, 2010

Hello, my name is Bailey, and I am enrolled in OCAD’s illustration program.  I am interested in becoming an illustrator for children’s books, and in 10 years time I can see myself doing this, or something similar. I definitely want to become an illustrator, because illustration is what I love to do, and it is […]


Introduction: Catherine Nabulime Muwanga

January 12, 2010

Hello, my name is Catherine, but I’d prefer to be called Catt. I’m taking Illustration at OCAD. I have a general degree in Biology from Queen’s University in Kingston and would like to pursue a career in scientific/biomedical illustration. I chose OCAD, because I want get a chance to explore other types illustration versus going […]


3.1 Exercise One

January 11, 2010

My name is Braden Mangione. I go by Braden. I am currently studying graphic design. In ten years I hope to see myself as a graphic designer, starting a business with friends or people that I  love in a big city. By that time I would hope to have had a brief run in the […]


Introduction: (Ivan) Irakliy Kontselidze

January 11, 2010

Hello My name is Irakliy Kontselidze but I would like to be called Ivan. I am currently enrolled in the Industrial Design program. In ten years time, I see myself as a successful designer that has established respect in various fields of design. I hope to see my ideas become irreplaceable  in our  in our […]


Introduction: Sean Collins

January 11, 2010

Hello I am Sean Collins and I am currently enrolled in Industrial Design. I hope that in ten years I will be working as a successful art director or architect. My main interests involve industrial design, environmental design, graphic design, and photography. Seeing as I am just starting out in the area of design, everything […]


Introduction: Spencer Bryant-Longo

January 11, 2010

My name is Spencer Bryant-Longo and i am enrolled in the Industrial Design Program. In ten years time i see myself in either a position in product design, or working in films doing practical effects as this has been an interest of mine for some time. As far as technology is concerned, mechanically i have […]


Introduction: Matthew Williams

January 11, 2010

Hello, my name is Matthew Williams and am enrolled in Environmental Design and have attained an Honours degree in Urban and Regional Environments. In ten years I would love to be designing livable, and environmentally friendly spaces while also designing furniture. I would love to pursue my interest in men’s fashion as well. By this […]


Project One Interactions Brainstorm

January 11, 2010

Possible common interaction between people and their environment include: Going through a revolving door Walking a dog Listening to a music player Using the TTC Going to the movies Paying with the new credit card machines Cleaning up after a pet Doing the dishes with roomates Parking a car Using a ladder Using the Toronto […]


Project One: Deconstruct an Interaction

January 11, 2010

Click here to download Project One: Deconstruct an Interaction. Click here to download the release form required for Project One.


Exercise Evaluation

January 11, 2010

As discussed in class, Exercises will be evaluated as follows: Each Exercise will be evaluated out of 3. Exceptional completion of an exercise will result in a mark of 3; adequate completion of an Exercise will result in a mark of 2; inadequate completion of an exercise will result in a mark of 1, and […]


Exercise Two: Perception and Cognition Research

January 11, 2010

In the first class, your Project One group developed a mental model for one of the senses, to the best of your knowledge. Expand your knowledge by researching the sense in question, and post the results of your research to the blog. Make your post succinct. It should no more than three paragraphs, and should […]


Universal Principles of Design 130-131

January 11, 2010

Click here to download pages 130-131 from Universal Principles of Design. — “Designers generally have very complete and accurate system models, but often have weak interaction models — i.e. they know much about how a system works, but little about how people will interact with the system. Conversely, users of a design tend to have sparse […]


The Design of Everday Things 12-17

January 11, 2010

Click here to download pages 12-17 from The Design of Everday Things. — “Without a good model we operate by rote, blindly; we do operations as we were told to do them; we can’t full appricate why, what effects to expect, or what to do if things go wring. As long as things work properly, we […]


Exercise One: Blog Introduction

January 10, 2010

Your first task is to perform a number of administrative tasks that will help our section of Introduction to Experience Design run smoothly. 1) Log in to the blog. I have given all of you access and authorship permission on our course blog. Go to the blog; click on “Log in” at bottom right, and […]


Course Outline

January 10, 2010

Click here to download the course outline.