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Design Exchange, in partnership with the Government of Ontario, announces the fifth annual Connect Post-Secondary Design Competition.

 

This provincial, post-secondary design competition seeks to explore design that is accessible to the greatest number of people, to the largest extent possible, regardless of their age or ability, across all design disciplines.

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Winners


ARCHITECTURE


1st
Olivia Sementsova

Humber Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning

2nd
Betty Wu, Irina Efremova, Kelechi Onyeije, Phillippe Gagne

Humber Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning

3rd
Bonnie Zeng, Hilary Leehane

Humber Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning

Honourable Mention
Asa Couture’Pinch, Kenny Nguyen, Diana Druhora, Lilit Ayrapetyan

Humber College

 


GRAPHIC + USER INTERFACE


1st
Thomas Aurelius Cusimano

Humber College

2nd
Taylor Reale, Natascha Del Prete, Stefano Tocco, Quinn Lo

Humber Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning

3rd
Kimberlyn Dampitan

Humber College

Honourable Mention
Asa Couture’Pinisch

Humber College

 


INDUSTRIAL DESIGN


1st
Alyssia Ma

Carleton University

2nd
Daniel Willison

Humber College

3rd
Mohafizali Merali, Talia Missaghi, Roxanne Van Dam, Ervin Yalung

Humber Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning

Honourable Mention
Laura Cheng

Carleton University

 

CONCEPT

This year, students studying in all design disciplines are invited to submit proposals that demonstrate how existing public spaces in Ontario can be re-designed to be accessible to the greatest number of individuals.

ELIGIBILITY

Participation is open to all currently enrolled students studying design at the undergraduate and graduate levels in Ontario in a college or university program. All submitted projects must have been completed during the student’s 2016-17 course of study in an Ontario, undergraduate or graduate design program. Projects may be completed independently or as course work, and group and individual projects are eligible for entry.


 

       

 

 

Meet the Jury

Luke Anderson
Founder, StopGap Foundation

In 2011, Luke founded the StopGap Foundation which has launched Community Ramp Projects across Canada. The volunteer run campaigns not only open up previously inaccessible spaces, but they also build awareness about how we don’t need to look far for examples of barriers to access – they are often right at your doorstep. StopGap is building brightly coloured single-step ramps to not only increase accessibility, but also to start a conversation about the importance of an inclusive society. The project has had early success in Toronto, and is building grassroots support in communities from coast to coast.

Naomi Schafler
Executive Director of Ontario Track 3 Ski Association.

Naomi Schafler is the Executive Director of Ontario Track 3 Ski Association, a non-profit charitable organization that teaches skiing and snowboarding to children and young adults with special needs. Naomi has a passion to build community and support individuals of all abilities to reach their full potential. Naomi has spent years developing recreational programming and consistently looks for ways to enable individuals of all abilities to build independence and self-worth. Naomi is a strong advocate for community engagement and will consistently find ways to embed herself in causes that serve the purpose to strengthen our neighbourhoods, our city and ultimately our citizens.

Barbara Anthony

Barbara Anthony is a Recreation Therapy professional with expertise helping children who have disabilities increase their inclusion and participation in activities at home, at school and in the community. Barbara gained her expertise working for 23 years at Holland Bloorview, Canada's largest children's rehabilitation hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto, in association with organizations like Easter Seals, City of Toronto Parks, Forestry & Recreation and the Ontario Ministry of Health Promotion. Her scope of work includes community engagement and networking with hundreds of associations and agencies such as Easter Seals, City of Toronto Parks, Forestry & Recreation and the Ontario Ministry of Health Promotion.

CONNECT: ENABLING CHANGE
POST-SECONDARY DESIGN COMPETITION 2014-15

 

 

Design Exchange is pleased to announce the fourth annual CONNECT: EnAbling Change Post-Secondary Design Competition. CONNECT is a provincial, post-secondary design competition exploring design that is accessible to the greatest number of people, to the largest extent possible, regardless of their age or ability, across all design disciplines.

Open to all Ontario post-secondary students in ALL design fields, project ideas that remove barriers for people with disabilities and promote greater inclusion are welcome. Inclusive digital, interactive and web design projects are encouraged.

 

2013-14 JURORS

 

Amy Pothier, Quadrangle Architects 

Rob Harvie, Inclusive Media & Design 

Paul Kawai, Frontier

Michael J. Young RGD, Accessibility Directorate of Ontario

George Zanfir, Good Wally

 

 

2014/2015 WINNERS

 

ARCHITECTURE

 

1st place: Roller Coaster House, Xiaoyu Xu, OCAD

2nd place: Senior Assisted Living Facility + Centre for Growth, Angela Padden, RCC Institute of Technology/Academy of Art and Design

3rd place: Homeland Wellness Centre, Misty Zaranik, Brieann Palamides, Jason Chan and Mariah Kondrotas, Fanshawe College

Honourable Mention: Aging at Home, Lin Han Jason Ho, University of Toronto

 

ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN

 

1st place: Hunger in the City, Zoe Wimmer, University of Guelph

2nd place: Traverse, Iona Mihai, Curtis Rumbell, Jason MacDonald, Chavoshbashi Aysan and Khalil Suzan, Humber College

3rd place: E-Port, Marlee Roth, Allison Massingham, Brooke Kinnaird, Hamid Saghaeian and Ryan Ebbers, Humber College

Honourable Mention: The Double Negative, Michelle Blom, Ranee Leung and Jessica Musialski, Carleton University

 

GRAPHIC AND USER INTERFACE/INTERACTIVE DESIGN

 

1st place: EEE, Rocky Chen, University of Waterloo

2nd place: Trem X, Mark Goldberg, University of Guelph

3rd place: Monocle Browser Extension, Arturo Castaneyra, George Brown College

Honourable Mention: Universal Design, Yi Lin, Avery McDonald-Heath, Lisa Qin and Samantha Yin, OCAD University

 

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

 

1st place: Digit Kit, Rickee Charbonneau, OCAD University

2nd place: Tongo, Amin Ghafelehbashi, Frank Alfieri, Rohit Jain and Matt Henson, University of Waterloo

3rd place: Scribe, Curtis Rumbell, Humber College

 

 

For more information, please contact Pamela Smith, Youth Programs Coordinator at education@dx.org or 416.216.2111.

 

In partnership with:

CONNECT: ENABLING CHANGE
POST-SECONDARY DESIGN COMPETITION 2013-14

 

 

Design Exchange is pleased to announce the third annual CONNECT: EnAbling Change Post-Secondary Design Competition: a provincial, post-secondary design competition that seeks to explore design that is accessible to the greatest number of people, to the largest extent possible, regardless of their age or ability, across all design disciplines. 

Students are asked to submit projects that illustrate the idea of design for all:
In that the design of products and environments is usable by all people to the greatest extent possible, without the need for adaptation. 

 

2013-14 JURORS

 

Amy Pothier, Quadrangle Architects 

Jesse Klimitz, Quadrange Architects 

Jonathan Loudon, Swave Studios

Rick Mugford, Zeidler Partnership 

 

 

2013/2014 WINNERS

 

ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN

 

1st place: Cruising Community Cookhouse; Naomi Kane, Miseng Phan & Jaclyn van Barneveld, Humber College

2nd place: Expandable-Portable Accessible Washroom; Jasmine Yeung, Carleton University

3rd place (tie): Green Crane Community; Caroline Cheam & Megan Pritchard, Fanshawe College

3rd place (tie): The Seasonal Shelter; Maya Amalsadia, Alexandra Dobrzynski, Andrew Segal & Curtis van Kasteren, Humber College

Honourable Mention: Changing Seasons Rehabilitation Centre; Mark Sanchez, Algonquin College

 

INDUSTRIAL/PRODUCT DESIGN

 

1st place: Bird’s Eye; Ally Krug, Carleton University

Honourable Mention: Inform; Jack Jen, Carleton University

Honourable Mention: Design with Uganda; Zoe Krug, Luis Garcia, Jennifer Vandermeer & Charles Williams, Carleton University 

 

GRAPHIC/INTERACTIVE DESIGN

 

1st place: TOZOO Tracker; Tae Kyom Kim & Brian Lam, George Brown College

2nd place: Phon-e-tic; Mark Goldberg, University of Guelph

Honourable Mention: Global Tea Party; Jessica Baratta, York University/Sheridan College

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