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User Experience Design

In this course, I will help you develop a fundamental understanding of the underlying theories, design principles, and development and evaluation practices in user experience design. You will work on projects that consist of all of the phases of design, research, and prototyping cycle for a new user interface.

Featured Student Project

Students worked on a desktop, mobile or tablet interface that helps to improve the student life, activities, or academics of 1st year GBDA students. The featured project is a carpooling application designed for students who have difficulty finding means of transportation to other campuses.

CREATED BY

  • Zinneerah Amir
  • Dorothy Guan
  • Genevieve Maswi
  • Hannah Tung

PROJECT TITLE

Hitchhike

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Digital Imaging of Online Applications

In this web design course, you will cultivate artistic expression and technical skills. I will help you develop a critical understanding of web design, layout, typography, colour theory, and content accessibility, as well as teach you how to build websites using HMTL & CSS.

Featured Student Project

A significant course deliverable is a Website Redesign & Development project. The project consists of all of the phases of designing and developing a small website, including strategic analysis, information architecture, wireframing, user interface design, and implementation.

CREATED BY

  • Nick Okerlund
  • Jamie McCue
  • Lucas Bretton
  • Brendan Shiu

PROJECT TITLE

Website Redesign and Development

AWARDS/HONOURS

This project was featured in the 2018 Project Showcase at the Stratford School of Interaction Design and Business.

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Global Media Project 2

In this project-based course, we focus on digital media literacy and the design of persuasive digital media. You will create content aimed at global online distribution, targeting specific underserved demographics that are stipulated by our course industry partner.

Featured Student Project

In a past iteration of this course, we worked with MediaSmarts and designed strategies for creating playful, educational content for youth and kids. Students created a variety of digital media content including persuasive games, interactive comics, interactive videos, animated shorts, and tabletop games. The featured project is an educational animated short that teaches children about online privacy.

CREATED BY

  • Victoria Vandenberg
  • Matthew Sleeper
  • Minahil Sheikh
  • Devon Bradwell
  • Wyatt Kay
  • Yavuz Temeltas

PROJECT TITLE

Privacy Pitfal

AWARDS/HONOURS

This project was featured in the 2018 Project Showcase at the Stratford School of Interaction Design and Business.

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Cross-Cultural Digital Business 1

Students will engage in advanced study of how to adapt digital products and services to suit specific cultures or communities. You will develop prototypes, usability tests, and a business case while working with global businesses, consultants, and a community partner. This course consists of 3 equal parts: Business, UX Design, and UX Research and is being taught by three instructors that have expertise in these areas. Students created designs for the Royal Society of Arts (RSA) Student Design Awards, a competition that challenges emerging designers to tackle real-world social, economaic, and environmental issues.

Featured Student Project

Hungryr is a grocery delivery platform for long haul truck drivers who need to maintain a healthy balanced diet. This platform connects local car owners with truck drivers who are unable to access grocery stores on their route. On the Hungryr mobile application, truck drivers can browse a plethora of nutritionist-approved recipes and select the meals they would like to prepare in the upcoming days. A corresponding list of recipe ingredients is then translated into a customizable grocery list. Upon checkout, a local Hungryr driver is notified of the order and proceeds to shop the groceries and deliver them to the truck driver at the designated truck stop.

CREATED BY

  • Alex Mills
  • Casey Hargreaves
  • Liz Mirchan-Breckenridge
  • Katrina Schouten
  • Stephanie Donovan

PROJECT TITLE

Hungryr

AWARDS/HONOURS

Winner of the 2018 NatWest Award at the Royal Society of Arts for Best Business Case in the Working Well category.

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Extended E-Portfolio 1

In this course, students have the opportunity to consolidate an online ePortfolio of their body of design work. Through lectures, self-directed work, and tutorial guidance, we will first research and define your brand and create a cohesive visual identity, then develop an online portfolio website that tailors the projects from your classes, internships, day jobs, and hobbies to the type of industry and company where you want to work.

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The best ePortfolios imparts a sense of personality and identity. It is clear who the site is about (personal or company brand name) and what the person or company does professionally (or aspires to do). Students’ skills and services are explicitly presented, explained, and supported by portfolio examples.

Here are some of my favourites.

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