Aging In Place Ergonomic Kitchen Design

Most Canadians prefer to remain in their own homes for as long as possible, or “age in place”. One important area of daily living is meal preparation. The opportunity to age in place is likely to be higher where kitchens allow for the changing functional ability of people as they age. Décor is a Canadian kitchen cabinet design and manufacturing company committed to innovation that means the products that their clients buy today, will function long into the future.

Improving User Experience and Accessibility of Online Medical Test Data via Gameful Design

In this project, we plan to study and improve the existing Best Tests section of the Clinician Portal from Alpha Laboratories. Best Tests provides metrics to clinicians that allow them to compare the effectiveness and cost of their test ordering patterns. However, the problem is that many of these comparison metrics are not easy to understand and even harder to integrate into the existing routines of doctors, nurse practitioners, and lab orderers (i.e., clinicians).

Next Generation candidate screening and assessment platform featuring psychological profiling though gamification

This project is the first step to providing Thinking North’s Purple Squirrel recruitment platform to go beyond traditional matching with a novel, data-backed holistic candidate matching process. To provide a robust system, Thinking North is collaborating with Seneca’s School of Software Design and Data Science to use advanced artificial intelligence and gamification techniques to combine “psychology” and “gamification,” known as “psychification,” to enhance the screening aspect for a recruitment process.

Canadian History Through the Lens of Indigenous Women: Indigenous History and Cultural Awareness Training

This proposed research project pairs two students with expertise in branding, digital design and user experience with a partner organization that offers training in Indigenous cultural awareness, specifically Canadian history as seen through the lens of Indigenous women. The students will address research questions, assist with finding ways to expand the awareness training to a wider audience via digital outreach, and explore possibilities for building an online educational platform.

Building Systems Operational Dashboard and Analysis

Mircom is a Canadian Company that operates as a global player the building solutions sector and is the largest independent fire alarm and control system manufacturer in North America, with product lines spanning Fire Alarm and Emergency Audio, Communications, and Security and brands include Mircom™ Secutron™, and U.E.C.™ United Export Corporation. This project will boost Mircom’s competitiveness in global markets by using data effectively to improve operating margins.

Automated escalation and incident management in healthcare during mass casualties and pandemic events (Part 2)

In healthcare, communication and clear roles and responsibilities are critical in delivering care to patients. This is difficult to achieve in the best of times; during pandemics and mass casualty events, communication is the first thing to fail, leading to inefficiency, confusion, and ultimately harm to patients. This project aims to develop an automated system that escalates critical events to the required healthcare providers in a reliable and closed-loop manner.

Digital Marketing and Sales Decision Optimization

Like many of their global compatriots, Canadian banks have embraced digital transformation, which enables their account holders to access and manage their accounts and investments online, allowing personalized service. This reality includes the needs of internal stakeholders as well as clients. Planning and implementation of Customer Relations Management and digital sales systems require new ways of working that in turn implicate policies and procedures. Internal culture is impacted as banks strengthen their talent acquisition in AI, Machine learning and data analytics.

Integrating Inclusive Design into Project Workflows

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has published a set of guidelines to assist designers in the task of designing digital content which will be accessible to users with a wide range of abilities. These guidelines are known as the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), version 2.1. Students in the Inclusive Design program learn to think about WCAG as a good starting point for how to design inclusively in a variety of contexts, but also about ways in which they fall short of providing ideal accessibility.

Children’s Treatment Centre Design Standard

Children’s treatment centres provide specialized services to support children and youth with special needs to live life at their full potential. The design of these spaces significantly impacts the experience and well-being of the children that they serve. Children with special needs include individuals with challenges or delays in their physical, intellectual, emotional, social, verbal, and/or behavioural development.

Translational Research in User Experience Design for Personalized Health

Personalized health is increasingly gaining public attention in the media as the future of healthcare. Personalized health is the idea that medical treatment will be tailored to the individual based on their predicted response or risks of disease.