Dr. Stan Ruecker and I have created a series of free video lectures that cover key topics in our design classes (at Mount Royal University and University of Illinois). We have more than 50 videos so far on introductory and advanced topics in research methods, graphic design, critical reading, speculative design, interface and interaction design, manipulating form, plus a few case studies. All videos are available on Vimeo.
“We are living in a pandemic” is meant to reduce the stigma associated with mental health, putting it in the context of our common experience of dealing with COVID19. There are two versions of the poster. One version includes a list of supports specific to Alberta (Canada). The second has, instead, an editable field where you can add your own, local resources. Please feel free to print, edit, and share!
Visible Language publishes manuscripts from communication design, neuroscience, cognition, perception, psychology, education, communication, informatics, computer science, library science, linguistics. International Journal of Design (since 2016 requires a $1000 publication fee). not ranked Scopus CoDesign Design and Culture International Journal of Art & Design Education Working Papers in Art and Design Design Management Journal ISI CoDesign Design and Culture Design Issues International Journal of Human-Computer Issues Leonardo Journal of Design Research Journal of Design History Design Management Journal Visible Language The Design Journal Working Papers in Art and Design Journal of Performance and Art Journal ranking is a method, used in academia, to evaluate an academic journal’s impact and quality. Such rankings attempt to reflect the place of a journal within its field, the relative difficulty of being published in that journal, and the prestige associated with it. Scopus and ISI are two
2019— The qCollaborative is pleased to present our inaugural Colouring Feminist Activists, the first in a series of books designed by the lab to celebrate and contemplate the vital work done by leading feminist activists of the past and present. 21 colouring pages that include the following memorable activists: Harriet Tubman, Rosa Parks, Malala Yousafzai, Tarana Burke, Greta Thunberg, Audre Lorde, Julie Rei Goldstein, Dr. Emma Sulkowicz, Chanel Miller, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, and more… This book is intended as a space for both reflection and recognition of the public figures who model for us the kinds of work that need to be done, and who inspire us with their brilliance, bravery, and commitment to greater social equity. We see reflecting on and celebrating our feminist models as an important form of what Sara Ahmed in Living a Feminist Life
For those looking at some unplanned trapped at home with kids time, I just finished making an activity booklet for mine and added a few pages of activities for “when you’re stuck at home”. Some of the other activities can be modified to serve the same function, and I added a few tips specific to our current social-distancing situation. I hope it helps! Please feel free to share!
Do you ever wonder why certain governments tend to seek the defunding of Arts and Humanities programs? Building on The Humanities Matter! poster created by the University College London (UCL) Centre for Digital Humanities and 4Humanities, we created a new infographic arguing for the contributions made to contemporary society by arts and humanities education.
Freedom of expression and academic freedom are vital in a democratic society. But Alberta and Ontario governments seem intent on undermining those freedoms by distorting their meaning. To help add clarity to the debates, we’ve created a poster guide, free to print and share.