Toronto Service Design Jam

Posted by on Feb 26, 2012 in Uncategorized | No Comments

On February 24th to 26th, we hosted the Toronto Service Design Jam at the Normative studio! We had over twenty jammers in the studio all weekend to learn, explore, research, play, create, prototype, and present their services to the world.

The project was part of the Global Service Jam organized by WorkPlayExperience, and was organized locally by myself and Michael-Owen Liston. We recruited mentors Heather McGaw, Blair Johnsrude, Lindsay Ellerby, and Ayla Newhouse to work with the jammers throughout the weekend, providing guidance, feedback, and support.

You should explore the photos from the event on flickr here, and learn more about future Toronto design jams here!

A brief update for the past month and a half

Posted by on Feb 9, 2012 in Uncategorized | No Comments

I have started a new position of Designer at Normative Design. In the two months since I’ve started, I have worked on massive intranets, start up companies, product redesigns, and have pitched and had started development on a robotics project. I could not be happier.

I am hosting the Toronto Service Design Jam with friend and co-conspirator Michael-Owen Liston. It is on February 24th, and it will be fantastic.

I have been working on an application called Colour Phone with graphic designer friend Ayla Newhouse. It is built on NodeJS, and is part of a larger effort to build tools for both communicating in different mediums, and understanding what might affect those mediums. We’re currently building the actual interface and a geolocative component.

I will be on a panel next week discussing the role of networked technology in empowering activism and collaboration. The panel is called the Collaborative Activist, and it’s hosted by Commons11.

I have made a prototype in collaboration with the collective Super Secret Shares & Sons for facilitating communication between gendered spaces. I will post it soon, ’cause it’s fun, but want to review internally first.

More to come!