April 2017 KMDI Poster Session Winners. Allen Li won for his poster, "Data Traces of the Self on Social Media." The team made up of Abeera Ali, Daipayan Guha, Hendrik Ophardt, David Gafni, Mayan Murray and Carly Warren also won for their work, "Surgeon Attitudes Towards AR in NSI Procedures."

Spring 2017 poster session features new applications in knowledge media

On April 11, KMDI hosted the 8th bi-annual poster session in the recently renovated Faculty of Information Inforum. The event featured many bright ideas that included projects like designing travel app features to presenting why students use emoticons in academic discourse.

As it has in recent years, the poster session operated simultaneously as the end-of-term party. Students from KMD courses KMD1001 and KMD1002 presented research posters to a panel of judges and their peers.

This year, two posters were selected from fourteen submissions as equal winners of the poster session. KMD1002’s Allen Li won for his work titled, “Data Traces of the Self on Social Media.” Li presented a review of literature on the topic of self-representation on social media. Following the review, he proposes three future studies.

Abeera Ali, Daipayan Guha, Hendrik Ophardt, David Gafni, Mayan Murray and Carly Warren presented their research titled, “Surgeon Attitudes Towards AR in NSI Procedures,” and were the winning poster from KMD1002. Their research looks at current medical technology and asks “what information surgeons consider essential to display for a successful navigated spinal instrumentation (NSI) procedure?” Their poster presented research-based solutions.

April 2017 KMDI Poster Session Winners. Allen Li won for his poster, "Data Traces of the Self on Social Media." The team made up of Abeera Ali, Daipayan Guha, Hendrik Ophardt, David Gafni, Mayan Murray and Carly Warren also won for their work, "Surgeon Attitudes Towards AR in NSI Procedures."
April 2017 KMDI poster session winners. Allen Li won for his poster, “Data Traces of the Self on Social Media.” The team made up of Abeera Ali, Daipayan Guha, Hendrik Ophardt, David Gafni, Mayan Murray and Carly Warren also won for their work, “Surgeon Attitudes Towards AR in NSI Procedures.”

“Congratulations to all the presenters,” says Professor Anthony Wensley, Director of the KMDI Collaborative Program. “All of them were quite outstanding and demonstrate the effort and thought put into your work.”

Two posters from the KMD Captstone course received honourable mentions – “PROJECT BOURNE: Designing the CIBC App’s Travel Features” and “UX in the 6: Using human-centered design to enhance the MaRS Entrepreneur’s Toolkit.” The former was by Ming Fu, Carlos Hernandez, Pranjal Swami, Shuiyao and Hang Yin and the latter was created by Aditi Bhargava, Danielle Klein and Therese Owusu. These teams worked with real-world clients and their research reflects a year-long project.

Special thanks to our team of judges: Professors Anthony Wensley, Olivier St-Cyr, ginger coons and Jeffrey Boase.

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-Written by Raquel A. Russell

April 2017 Poster Session Gallery

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