Dr. Janice Fung’s exhibition entitled Brand for Blindness will open its doors from July 24-26, 2013 at the Ryerson Oakham House. For more information on Janice’s work regarding the reception and perception of brands for blind and low vision audiences, visit her project’s website, Brand for Blindness.
Brands extend beyond a company logo or trademark and holistically embody commercial culture and lifestyle through haptic and sensory stimuli. This exhibition explores the reception and perception of brands for blind and low vision audiences in a creative and interactive format. The examination of sensory branding seeks to increase business value for organizations and enhance information accessibility. This particular study aims to heighten effective message delivery, and improve social equality for the visually impaired.
This exhibition has been supported by the Ryerson University Creative Fund Grant.
July 24-26, 2013
Oakham House, Thomas Lounge
63 Gould Street, Toronto
10:00am – 6:00pm
Admission is free.
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Janice Fung, R.G.D., Ph.D.
School of Professional Communication
350 Victoria Street, Toronto
416 979 5000 ext. 6384
We’re delighted to announce that Wendy Freeman has been promoted to the rank of Associate Professor. Read up on Dr. Freeman’s profile for more information.
Dr. John Shiga’a research project, entitled “Aquatic Media: Explorations in Technological and Cultural Mediations of OceanSpace,” has received funding from a FCAD Small Grant. The grant will support a workshop on historical and cultural analysis of the infrastructures, practices and technologies which mediate ocean space. Participants will explore the role of marine parks, aquariums, satellite imaging, sonar networks, transoceanic telecommunications cables, oceanographic maps and other forms of aquatic media in transforming perceptions of the ocean and entities within it.
Associate Professor Dr. Gregory Levey’s healthcare technology startup Movable Science is set to release its first product in 2013. Read the full story on this collaborative project involving Ryerson’s Digital Media Zone (DMZ) and Toronto’s MaRS Centre.
The School of Professional Communication congratulates Prof. Wendy Freeman on winning the Faculty of Communication & Design’s Teaching Award for 2012. We are proud of your well-earned achievement!
Prospective students interested in our Master of Professional Communication program are invited to check out the application guide available via the Yeates School of Graduate Studies.
The School of Professional Communication will be launching a Bachelor of Arts degree in Professional Communication. This unique degree will offer students opportunities to combine communication practice and theory.