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Oct 24, 2019

Explorations in Design Education

Isabel Mereilles, Karin von Ompteda

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Ethical Considerations of Datafication by Isabel Mereilles

This talk describes a pedagogical approach to introducing ethical implications of data driven processes, and imparting our shared responsibility when visualizing data for communication purposes. It fosters a conversation around design curricula that shifts from its traditional focus on design outcomes (in this case, visualizations) to design processes, their implications and applications (in this case, data driven processes).


Data Manifestation: Creating Meaningful Connections with Global Climate Change by Karin von Ompteda

The practice of data manifestation offers students a rich opportunity for design authorship, as they are tasked to source and communicate information on topics that they are passionate about. This talk presents data manifestation as pedagogy and agent for positive change.


Isabel Mereilles

Isabel’s intellectual curiosity lies in the relationships between visual thinking and visual representation. Her research also focuses on the fundamentals underlying how information is structured, represented and communicated in different media. Isabel is the co-founder and co-organizer of the biennial conference Information+ and the author of Design for Information: An introduction to the histories, theories, and best practices behind effective information visualizations.


Karin von Ompteda

Karin’s background is in both science and design, having undertaken an MSc Biology (University of Toronto), BDes Graphic Design (OCAD University), and currently completing a PhD Visual Communication (Royal College of Art). Karin’s doctoral research is focused on integrating scientific and design approaches to typeface legibility, with a particular interest in low vision readers.