The UTQAP Design Research Teams reflect on their journey through these projects and the importance of collaboration and empathy in the design research process uncovering the value of human connection in both data collection and data analysis.
The Innovation Hub recently concluded its Expanding Access: Sport & Rec project. Francesca, Design Research Team Lead, reflects on how stories can build empathy in understanding others throughout the research process.
Written by Francesca Pabale, Design Research Team Lead, Master of Education, Higher Education
Having a “ruff” day? Join us in welcoming some guests from Sunshine Therapy Dogs for an afternoon of wellness and destressing. Several dogs will be in the Innovation Hub space on Friday, so take a study break and have a ball!
One Innovation Hub team shares their experience working with Tech2U, a program that provides direct technical support to instructors in their classroom. The team reflects on how they feel Tech2U is a program that supports both students and instructors and enhances the learning experience at the University of Toronto.
Written by Tiffany Tan, Chenyu Huang, Cindy Ly, Jackie Betel (Design Researcher); Anchana Kuganesan, Design Research Team Lead
Are you interested in communication, collaboration, leadership, and project management? Are you wishing to create change and improve the campus student experience at U of T? The Innovation Hub is hiring Digital Communications Coordinator. We are seeking innovative, insightful, determined leader to join our team!
Community Animators, Alan and Anunita share the value of team takeovers in fostering a positive, empowering, and inclusive environment at the Innovation Hub and explain how these events fostered personal growth, skill development and team building.
Written by Delphine Ji, Design Research Team Lead, Alan Sivabalan, Community Animator, Anunita Wazir, Community Animator
Are you curious about what we do at the Innovation Hub? Are you interested in working during the Fall-Winter 2023 Work Study term?
On July 31, 2023 from 12pm-1pm we’ll be hosting a special event via Zoom, sharing all about the Innovation Hub: who we are, what we do, and why we do it!
Are you interested in design thinking, qualitative research, leadership, and project management? Are you wishing to create change and improve the campus student experience at U of T? The Innovation Hub is hiring Design Research Team Leads to support the growth and development of many campus initiatives, and you can play an integral role in them! We are seeking innovative, insightful, determined leaders to join our wonderful team!
Early plans are underway to redevelop Sidney Smith Hall as an iconic building at the University of Toronto. The Design Research Team reflects on the design thinking process, highlighting the importance of collaborative approaches to understanding the core needs of U of T community members.
Emily Ha-Tchong, Martha Khoshabeh, Aleksandra Adach, and Gauri Sachin Patki, Design Researchers, and Yunlong (Justin) Feng, Design Research Team Lead