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Ayla Newhouse

Designer, Ayla Newhouse Design in Toronto

Dating by Design

PRESENTED ON NOV 07, 2012
IN TORONTO @ VOL 18

Ayla Newhouse is a designer, social entrepreneur and creative consultant. Blending humour with practical advice and wisdom, she applies the tools, strategies, methods and ideas of some of history’s greatest designers to the often-challenging realm of human relationships. Dating by Design is her first self-published book that aims to help the reader navigate the complexities of modern love to improve the quality, health and durability of their relationships.

"Presentation of the Day" on July 1, 2013. 

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The Future: Thinking About Design

BY KATIE HILL
@ VOL 5 ON MAY 19, 2010

Katie Hill and her presentation "The Future: Thinking About Design," recorded at PKN Leeds Vol. 5 earlier this year.

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Furniture Design

BY NATHAN DAY
@ VOL 1 ON OCT 09, 2011

A presentation by Nathan Day on furniture design.

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Design and Technology

BY DIANA ARRAMBIDE
@ VOL 14 ON FEB 28, 2012

Diana Arrambide of Everywhere Studios shares her ideas on the role of advanced technology in the field of design, and how it affects the work of designers -- do designers need to be software users? This presentation is in English.

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The Design Walkin

BY ZAHRA EBRAHIM
@ VOL 16 ON JUN 14, 2012

The Design Walkin -- a project created by Zahra Ebrahim (ArchiTEXT.inc) and Ken Chong (The Baitshop Inc) -- is a drop-in clinic created to make design and design advice accessible to the general public. ‪(in English)  ‬

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Searching for Good Design

BY JACOB ANTONI
@ VOL 27 ON NOV 05, 2013

Jacob Antoni, an architect and designer who recently moved from Berlin to Toronto, shares his search for what constitutes good design by drawing from his own design projects and the obstacles and opportunities they have presented towards discovering functional, beautiful and simple design. 

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The LongStory: an Online Dating Game for Youth

BY MIRIAM VERBURG
@ VOL 29 ON APR 01, 2014

Miriam Verburg is the producer of LongStory, one of the first LGBTQ friendly dating games made specifically for young people. She discusses why she decided to devote two years of her life to producing a dating game for kids and shows some of the interesting things she learned along the way about creating games about feelings. 

"Presentation of the Day" on July 9, 2014.

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Social Media Marketing For the Socially Awkward

BY LENA KOTLER-WALLACE
@ VOL 22 ON MAY 18, 2014

Lena Kotler-Wallace takes us through utilizing social media to reach our audience by showing us the differences of each of the big three: Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.  

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Design For Recycling

BY DEBORAH KANG
@ VOL 2 ON SEP 25, 2007

Young architect Deborah Kang won a competition organized by the City of Chicago and AIA Chicago to design an eco-aware trash recepticle that was installed in Millennium Park.  Her team's design garnered interest from design and sustainability organizations around the world - and was featured at Lollapalooza!

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The Double Life of Captain Planet

BY JENNA DEBOISBLANC
@ VOL 13 ON AUG 07, 2014

Artist, activist, environmentalist, programmer, tinkerer, and teacher, and graduate of Pomona College with a physics degree and a minor in Environmental Analysis, Jenna deBoisblanc share her passion for making and what her two very different personas like to do for fun.