The Inaugural York University Game Jam addresses the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

On November 4 to 6, the first-ever York University Game Jam offered students the opportunity to conceptualize, design, and build a functioning game as a team.  Participants created a game from beginning to end in a prescribed time. The tight time period encouraged creative thinking, making small but innovative and experimental games. This year’s YU …

Research supports development of inclusive technologies to enhance quality of living

York design Professor Shital Desai combines her expertise in robotics with product design to create innovative solutions that are both inclusive and inspired. Shital Desai combines her industry experience in robotics engineering and interactive product design to develop solutions and interventions for the aging population. Desai, an assistant professor of interaction design in York University’s School of the …

York U hosts Ontario’s only in-person National Portfolio Day event following two-year hiatus

Emerging artists and designers have an exceptional opportunity to meet experts from institutions around the world and receive feedback  On October 1, representatives from some of the world’s leading post-secondary arts and design institutions converged on York University’s Goldfarb Centre for Fine Arts to participate in National Portfolio Day 2022.  Hosted by the University’s School …

Shital Desai named York Research Chair in Accessible Interaction Design

Eight researchers across York University will join the York Research Chairs (YRC) program – the University’s internal counterpart to the national Canada Research Chairs (CRC) program which recognizes outstanding researchers. Professor Shital Desai was named York Research Chair in Accessible Interaction Design. Shital Desai, design department in the School of the Arts, Media, Performance & …

Embracing young Asian Canadian talent through design

Embracing young Asian Canadian talent through design From designing lipstick packaging to a horror movie title sequence, Professor Wendy S. Wong brought together the creativity of young Asian Canadians in a virtual exhibition organized in celebration of Asian Heritage Month. The virtual show, Embracing Young Asian Canadians’ Talent, featured works from young designers of Asian …