MDes Thesis Projects Archive

thesis_projects

2016

Trevor Campbell

Title:
Visible Cities: Exploring Local Urban Storytelling Through Public Exhibition Design

Wendy Wong, Supervisor
Rob Gill, Advisor

Abstract

Christine Chiou

Title:
Investigating the “Blurry” Territory of Graphic Design: A Look at the Simultaneous Realities of Illusions within the Moiré Effect

Angela Norwood, Supervisor
Paul Sych, Advisor

Abstract

Afarin Nasseri

Title:
Studying the Cultural Duality of Young Iranian Women Through Semantic Differential and Visual Representation

David Scadding, Supervisor
Khatereh Sheibani, Advisor

Abstract

2015

Krishna Balakrishnan

Title:
Strange Encounters: An Investigation of Graphic Design-produced Artifacts that Discuss Hybrid Embodiment of Indo-Canadian Identity

David Cabianca, Supervisor
Wendy Wong, Advisor

Abstract

Nicole Beno

Title:
Exploring Materiality in Graphic Design Through Creative Play

David Gelb, Supervisor
Angela Iarocci, Advisor

Abstract

Philippe Jean

Title:
Design Constraints and the Graphic Design Process: An Investigation into Creativity and How Self-imposed Design Constraints can Affect Banal Information

Sandra Gabriele, Supervisor
David Gelb, Advisor

Abstract

Emmie Tsumura

Title:
Pedal off the Metal: An Investigation into Global Design and Consumption

Wendy Wong, Supervisor
Elizabeth Hobart, Advisor

Abstract

 

2014

Michael Fan

Title:
Wanderland: Exploring Experimentation in Design Theory to Find New Ways of Working, Understanding and Interpreting Process and Outcomes

Sandra Gabriele, Supervisor
David Gelb, Advisor

Abstract

Marie-Noëlle Hébert

Title:
Re-envisioning Graphic Design as a Dialogic Practice: An Investigation into the Constructive Potential of Disruption within Aesthetic Practices

Sandra Gabriele, Supervisor
David Cabianca, Advisor

Abstract

Saskia van Kampen

Title:
Handcraft as a Rhetorical Prop: An investigation into What Handcraft Techniques Offer the Discipline of Graphic Design

David Cabianca, Supervisor
Sandra Gabriele, Advisor

Abstract

Bahar Nasirzadeh

Title:
Negotiations in the Third Space: Visualization of the Complexity of an Iranian Woman’s Identity

Jan Hadlaw, Supervisor
Elizabeth Hobart, Advisor

Abstract

Malika Soin

Title:
Seeking the Magic in Design: An inquiry into defamiliarizing the everyday

David Cabianca, Supervisor
Angela Norwood, Advisor

Abstract

Nancy Snow

Title:
Listen to Your Body: Designing For Type 2 Diabetes Management

Sandra Gabriele, Supervisor
David Gelb, Advisor

Abstract

2013

Jillian Ditner

Title:
Visualizing Bird Migration: Highlighting the Relationship Between Birds and the Toronto Region Through Graphic Design Practice

Angela Norwood, Supervisor

Abstract

Franziska Erlebach

Title:
The Creative Process in Graphic Design: Breaking Out of Established Work Modes Through Modularity

Angela Norwood, Supervisor
Sandra Gabriele, Advisor

Abstract

Sepideh Fallahian

Title:
From Roots to Routes: Exploring Motif Design as Representation of Cultural Adjustment Following Immigration Arranged According to the Visual Language of the Persian Rug

Angela Norwood, Supervisor
Paul Sych, Advisor

Abstract

2012

Kaila Jacques

Title:
Addressing Executive Functioning Concerns in Individuals with Asperger's Syndrome Through Graphic Design Practice

Sandra Gabriele, Supervisor
Michael Longford, Advisor
Adrienne Perry, Advisor

Abstract

Monika Krupa

Title:
Secrets of Magic School: Emergent Learning Through the Design Process in a Kindergarten Classroom

Angela Norwood & Carol Anne Wien, Co-Supervisors

Abstract

James March

Title:
Meditations on the Connections Between Memory and Graphic Design

Paul Sych, Supervisor
Angela Iarocci, Advisor

Abstract

Angela Noussis

Title:

The Mechaics of Gaming & Learning: Intersecting Paradigms Through Design

Angela Norwood, Supervisor
Jennifer Jenson, Advisor

Abstract

2011

Hester Barnard

Title:
Readymade Design: A Critical Response to Discourse and Convention

David Cabianca, Supervisor

Abstract

Bianca DiPietro

Title:
Do You See What I'm Saying?: Investigating the Arbitrariness of Letterforms through Typeface Design

David Cabianca, Supervisor

Abstract

Kevin Paolozzi

Title:
"What Goes Around, Doesn't Come Back Round": A Look into the Disruptive Influence of Basel School of Design and Cranbrook Academy of Art

David Cabianca, Supervisor

Abstract

Hyuna Park

Title:
Remembering the Starry Night (SkyAct): Using Smartphones and Social Networking to Raise Community Awareness to Light Pollution

Michael Longford, Supervisor

Abstract

Kate Peer

Title:
Making and Thinking: Between the Boundaries of Craft and Design

Paul Sych, Supervisor

Abstract

Brad Tober

Title:
New Tools of the Trade: An Exploration of Interactive Computational Graphic Design Processes

Wojtek Janczak, Supervisor

Abstract

2010

Brian Banton

Title:
Hybrid Mythologies: An Investigation of Mixed-Race Representation

David Scadding, Supervisor

Abstract

Annie Chen

Title:
Lost Then Found: A Personal Journey Exploring Authorship Through Graphic Design

Paul Sych, Supervisor

Abstract

Yeunsil Lee

Title:
The VIisualization of Pro-American Discourse in South Korean Elementary School Textbooks From 1951 to 1955

Jan Hadlaw, Supervisor
Angela Iarocci, Advisor

Abstract

Oleg Portnoy

Title:
Engaging Stereotypes Through Graphic Commentary

David Scadding, Supervisor
Jan Hadlaw, Advisor

Abstract