The Knowledge Media Design Institute’s bi-annual poster session occurred on December 6th at Hart House. Groups of students presented innovative new ideas to a panel of judges and a winning poster from each course was selected by the judging team before the evening’s festivities were over. This year’s event featured nineteen posters, fourteen from KMD 1001 and five from KMD 2002.
From KMD 1001, Elena Chapman, Justina Lam, Mandy Poon, Claudia Szabuniewicz, Amelia Tan and Humaira Tasnim won for their work titled, “Bridging the Divide Between Deaf and Hearing Communities.” The group contends that current communication methods between deaf and hearing communities are inadequate and alternative methods are needed that better meet the requirements of the deaf community
The winning project from KMD 2002 was from “Team Resolve” whose group members include Leona De Souza, Michelle Johnstone, Morgan McDonnough, Emily Posthumus, Kaitlan Makund and Marian Uwadiegwu for their poster, “Sidekick for Netflix.” “Team Resolve” asserts that young TV viewers are increasingly using a second screen while watching the streaming service. Tapping into this user preference to multi-task opens up new ways for content producers to engage with their audiences when creating movies and television shows.
KMDI faculty, students and staff gave outgoing KMDI Collaborative Program Director, Professor Mark Chignell, a warm thank you for his hard work and dedication on behalf of the Institute over the past five years. Mark’s efforts have put KMDI in a position to grow and thrive well into the future.
KMDI would like to thank Professors Olivier St.-Cyr, Mark Chignell, Kelly Lyons, Joseph Ferenbok and Cosmin Munteanu and Teaching Assistant Nicole Sultanum for acting as judges in the poster competition.
~ Written By: Richard Sunichura