Archive for May, 2012

The Watchers – teaching privacy literacy skills to children

May 24th, 2012

The Watchers teaches online privacy literacy skills to kids.

“Rather than teaching children to memorize ways they can avoid “stranger danger,” the game facilitates the development of autonomous privacy decision making skills.”


Sae’s rocker

May 24th, 2012

The EDGE Lab’s artist in residence makes and decorates her first rocker.


Governer General visits the EDGE Lab

May 20th, 2012

Jason Nolan, Assistant Professor, Early Childhood Studies and Director of the Experiential Design and Gaming Environments (EDGE) Lab, presents student’s custom Adaptive Design creations to His Excellency The Right Honourable David Lloyd Johnston Governor General of Canada and Her Excellency Sharon Johnston on their visit to the EDGE Lab March 14, 2012.






























Update: Latest version of the tummy glider

May 20th, 2012

Here’s an adaptive device on wheels made to support a child’s torso and provide mobility during tummy time. The base is made of 1/8″ MDF cut using a laser cutter.


Update: After receiving feedback we made some modifications. The current version is the same width but half the height and length. We were using a soft cushion but it didn’t provide enough support. Rather than padding it more, we looked for better quality cushioning. The folks at Foamite generously donated some foam for us to try. It’s 1″, extra firm, and soy-based.

















EDGE Lab at Science Rendezvous

May 20th, 2012

Science Rendezvous is a national event dedicated to featuring scientific research happening in Canada. Ryerson University was showcased at Yonge and Dundas Square and the EDGE Lab was there.

People were able to experience the conductivity of play dough by making music with a theremin, learn some basic cardboard carpentry skills and have a tour of the adaptive devices we’ve created.

Click here to view the pics.