Archive for April, 2012

Melanie McBride speaks at University of Toronto’s iSchool

April 24th, 2012

EDGE Lab researcher Melanie McBride was recently invited to give a lecture at University of Toronto’s iSchool as part of their 2012 Colloquium Series. Her talk,“Beyond -fications: The hidden and null curriculum of digital learning and play” was an overview of her lab research and MA coursework on gamification and informal game-based learning under the supervision of Jason Nolan.




Cardboard Rocking Chair, Geta Chair/Autism Rocker

April 24th, 2012

Check out our videos of cardboard rocking chairs.

The first one is for a simple cardboard seat for people who like to move instead of sitting still.

This rocker can be used on the ground at circle time (for children) or on hard surface chairs for adults.

The basic design can also be adapted to use as a footrest.
Geta Chair/Autism Rocker


This chair has a clever design that keeps little fingers safe from being pinched.

Cardboard Rocking Chair


Reilly’s pics

April 19th, 2012

Take a look at some pics from our most recent placement student, Reilly Dow. Reilly is also a freelance graphic recorder based in Toronto, ON and works in English, French and Spanish.

During her placement, she was lucky enough to go to New York to attend a workshop at the Adaptive Design Association (ADA).

ADA pics Innovative ideas for cardboard adaptations and equipment.

EDGE Lab pics Our most recent workshop and our artist in residence, Sae Kimura.