This diagnosis patch detects your contagious disease, and a drone delivers relief with the dispatch care kit, thus containing the spread of disease and keeping you comfortable
Our DART 491 final, FINALLY!

Presented by Roxanne Desrosiers, Hannah Materne, Celeste Nakai, Veronique Pelletier and Hailey Turcato.

Photo by Hannah Materne.

Photo by Hannah Materne.

Photo by Hannah Materne.

Photo by Hannah Materne.

Photo by Hannah Materne.

Photo by Hannah Materne.

[FINAL ASSIGNMENT] Second draft of moodboard

In response to our prof’s comments regarding the first draft of our moodboard, we focused our research on:
– the fact that technology being more accessible than hospitals in some countries;
– the problem in Africa, Ebola and the lack of resources;
– concentrate on research for the future (not anchored in today’s world, but in a 100 years, what will it be like?).

Second draft of moodboard presented by Roxanne Desrosiers, Hannah Materne, Celeste Nakaï, Véronique Pelletier & Hailey Turcato.


For the start of the final assignment of our Discursive Design class, we had to consult the writings of Anthony Dunne in Hertzian Tales (chapters 1 to 3), as well as those of Anthony Dunne & Fiona Ray from Speculative Everything (chapters 1 & 2).

Our initial line of thought is explained in our proposal. The research and ideation is presented by Roxanne Desrosiers, Hannah Materne, Celeste Nakaï, Veronique Pelletier & Hailey Turcato.

[ASSIGNMENT 03] Performing Object

For the third assignment, we had to create a 3D mockup & 1 page advertisement of an technologically enhanced / performing object as a “smart” device that creates new user experiences, connectivity and/or

enriches everyday activities (cooking, eating, traveling, working, sitting, washing, etc.).

Our project is described in this Performing Object PDF. The research is presented by Roxanne Desrosiers, Celeste Nakai, Véronique Pelletier & Hailey Turcato.

DART 491 Poster

[ASSIGNMENT 02] Superhero Garbage

Glass is a solid-like material that is used in numerous applications in our daily lives. This material is made from natural and abundant raw materials such as sand, soda ash and limestone that are melted at a very high temperature to form a new material. Glass that is crushed and ready to be remelted is called cullet (furnace-ready scrap glass). As an inert material, it guarantees that food and beverages placed in glass containers are not stained by the packaging. It is also commonly used in the pharmaceutical industry to preserve the properties of medicine, and in the construction industry for its energy-saving properties.

Glass is a sustainable, fully recyclable material which provides great environmental benefits. Indeed, it is the sustainable packaging choice: once a glass object is created, it remains one hundred percent recyclable for life. It is a pure material which stays that way, since it is safe to use over and over again. However, when not recycled, a glass bottle can take anywhere from 4000 to 1 million years to break down in landfills.

Almost no other man-made material provides so many possibilities across so many industries and disciplines. Its applications are constantly evolving and when combined with other materials, glass can be used for high-tech applications in architecture and insulation. One relatively new use for glass as a smart material is aerogel. The latter is not like conventional foams, but is a special porous material with extreme microporosity. This means that it is composed of individual features only a few nanometers in size which makes it extremely light. Among other applications, is used by NASA to capture fast moving star dust.

Below is my comic for the project Superhero Garbage. The collective comic book is done in collaboration with Neldy Germain, Celeste Nakaï, Veronique Pelletier & Hailey Turcato.

Superhero Garbage


  1. “About Aerogel.” Aspen Aerogels. N.p., n.d. Web. 26 September 2014.
  2. “About Aerogels.” Aerogel Technologies. N.p., n.d. Web. 26 Sept. 2014.
  3. “Aerogel: Catching Comet Dust.” NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory. N.p., 25 Mar. 2005. Web. 26 September 2014.
  4. “Believe in Glass.” Owens-Illinois (O-I). N.p., n.d. Web. 26 September 2014.
  5. “Glass.” Bulletin of the Detroit Institute of Arts 81.1/2, American Decorative Arts Acquisitions 1985-2005 (2007): 63-68. Web. 26 September 2014.
  6. “Glass Packaging and Sustainability.” Glass Packaging and Sustainability. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 September 2014.
  7. “The Glass Recycle Process.” All-Recycling-Facts.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 26 September 2014.
  8. “Glass Recycling Facts.” Glass Packaging Institute. N.p., n.d. Web. 26 September 2014.
  9. “Smart Materials.” Material Matters: New Materials in Design. N.d. 39. Web. 26 September 2014.
  10. “Sustainability & the Environment.” Glass. N.p., N.d. Web. 26 September 2014.

| [FINAL ASSIGNMENT] Infographic on breast cancer

Infographic video on the marketing of breast cancer.

Infographic video on the marketing of breast cancer.

Click on the image above to view the video on YouTube.

Yeah ! It is finally done !

2 minute infographic video on the marketing of breast cancer. This video is a digital media work that exemplifies techniques and skills learned my DART 381 class (Digital Concepts and Multimedia).

Vectors and Animation created by Roxanne Desrosiers (2013).
Script by Roxanne Desrosiers.
Voiceover done by Myriam Baronet-Bellegarde.

Music: “Smooth This Out” from FreeStock Music.

| Creative Scarves for Lush

"I always say, buy less and buy better quality - so that what you buy will last" explains Dame Westwood. Image Source: www.ecouterre.com

One of the designs for the limited edition Climate Revolution Knot Wraps.
Image Source: http://www.ecouterre.com

Image Source: www.ecouterre.com

“I always say, buy less and buy better quality – so that what you buy will last” explains Dame Westwood.
Image Source: http://www.ecouterre.com

As Christmas rapidly approaches, I thought it would be of interest to share this new eco-friendly initiative from fashion designer Vivienne Westwood. In fact, As part of her sustainable forward thinking, she has created scarves for high street beauty store Lush to use instead of wrapping paper.

Since 2005, the beauty brand, which produces handmade cosmetics, has decided to replace the paper with scarves as part of a worldwide project to cut back on gift paper. Sadly, we are responsible of using an impressive 365,000 kilometers of wrapping paper every Christmas.

Christmas is about giving, not about wrapping, packaging and waste. We’ve been encouraging our customers to use fabrics […] – half of our products don’t even need packaging – they come “naked”.
– Mo Constantine OBE, co-founder of Lush

All proceeds from the two limited edition “Climate Knot-Wraps” designed by Vivienne Westwood will be used to raise awareness for Climate Revolution. So, not only will these scarves reduce waste and last a lifetime, but they also encourages a cause for a thriving future.