Democratizing Design – Student Symposium

1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Organized by:
Co-ordinators: Vincent Min
Winston Yew
Featuring: Theodora Vardouli, Oliver Schneider & Jonathan Enns
Event Poster

Theodora Vardouli (Assist. Professor, McGill University)
Theodora Vardouli is and Assistant Professor at the Peter Guo-hua Fu School of Architecture, of McGill University. She generates and simulates architectural forms using dynamic modeling. She is also in the process of developing Computational Design Exploratory (CoDEx) which is a research group that merges research methods such as critical design and critical making, to develop distinctive digital tools.

Oliver Schneider (Assist. Professor, University of Waterloo)
Oliver Schneider is an Assistant professor, human-computer interaction researcher, and haptician at the University of Waterloo. Haptic computing engages the sense of touch for a user, providing physical feedback in computing. He is currently working on developing a set of computing tools for the creation, deployment, and study of haptic technology. 

Jonathan Enns (Assist. Professor, University of Waterloo)
Jonathan is an Assistant Professor at the University of Waterloo School of Architecture/ His work mainly focuses on human centered design in architecture and spatial innovation. He also operates Humanics Lab, a collective which is involved in the development of design research and experimental prototyping. 

Panel Discussion