I was recently appointed to the Inclusive Design Institute. The Inclusive Design Institute (IDI) is a generative hub of applied research that addresses the challenge of designing our information and communication systems (ICT) so that they work for all potential users, including users with disabilities, varying language needs and diverse cultural preferences. The IDI is Canada’s first research hub focused on digital inclusion. Find out more at: http://inclusivedesign.ca/
I’ll be writing a more detailed update later, but I recently joined OCAD University as an Assistant Professor of Design, where I’ll be developing research, teaching, and practice in the area of inclusive design. I feel that this is the perfect next step that builds upon my my PhD research at the intersection of external graphic representation (e.g., pictures, diagrams, and text-sentences) and perception-cognition. I’ve started interacting with other colleagues over the past few weeks and I really feel like I’ve landed in a great place!