Join us for our second annual Dean’s Charrettes!
Whether you are a Design, Fashion, Media, Performing Arts, Game Development, Computer Technology, Architecture or Business student—you are a creative! The Dean's Charrettes are a unique opportunity to collaborate with students and professionals from a variety of disciplines and work on real world projects where you can learn and apply creative skills. Working in a fun, studio-based environment you will apply skills in design thinking, systems thinking, creative problem solving, service design, communication design, design management and interdisciplinary design strategy to solve complex challenges.
This is an excellent networking opportunity and a platform for you to showcase your skills to potential employers. For your participation, you will earn a charrette certificate and a non-credit elective that will appear on your official transcript. Students in graphic design, jewellery and fashion can also use this as a program elective credit.
We have created this short application form that will help us match you to a charrette theme that aligns with your interests. Along with this application form, please provide your resume / CV and portfolio (optional) to firstname.lastname@example.org. There are a limited number of spaces available for the charrettes so apply early!
02: Urban Products & InteractionsHow can we enhance the user experience along the Toronto's waterfront by creating urban products and interactions that bridge the connection between land and water? This project will explore a series of physical products and digital interventions that activate the public realm and showcase sustainable, innovative practices.
03: Future Identities & NarrativesHow can we create a cohesive identity for Toronto's waterfront? This project will explore physical and digital wayfinding systems that create new narratives along the network of pathways, public spaces, and communities along Toronto's waterfront.
04: Integrated StorytellingHow can we create a publication, exhibition and online platform that showcases the future of Toronto's waterfront? This will explore a combination of print, interactive media and environmental design to communicate content.
05: Designing DesignHow can we create new learning frameworks for youth that leverage design thinking methods, tools and techniques to make learning more fun and engaging?