Speaker Karin von Ompteda


Assistant Professor of Graphic Design at OCAD University

Karin Von Ompteda’s background is in both science and design, having undertaken an MSc Biology (University of Toronto), BDes Graphic Design (OCAD University), and currently completing  a PhD Visual Communication (Royal College of Art). Karin’s doctoral research is focused on integrating scientific and design approaches to typeface legibility, with a particular interest in low vision readers. Working with data plays a central role in her research, practice and teaching, and she has developed her ‘data manifestation’ pedagogy internationally over the last decade through courses and workshops with students, professionals and the public. 

The practice of data manifestation offers students a rich opportunity for design authorship, as they are tasked to source and communicate information on topics that they are passionate about

Talk: Data Manifestation: Creating Meaningful Connections with Global Climate Change presented