@schmidlinkarin

Projects

past, current and future projects

Jamii is a virtual incubation platform developed by myself and a small team at the University of Waterloo's Conrad School of Entrepreneurship and Business. Jamii is is challenging current online education by providing an engaging, learner-focused experience specifically developed to support entrepreneurship education across the globe. The platform has been shown to impact entrepreneurs on a global scale by sharing knowledge with geographies that would not otherwise have access to focused entrepreneurship content and support. Unlike Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), Jamii is structured to provide participants with the opportunity to customize their learning within “just-in-time’ learning modules, supporting networks of peers and vetted external mentors.

Jamii walk-through video.

Jamii, the virtual incubation platform was funded by the GMAC foundation with 1.6 million and ran from 2012 - 2017.

What remains of Jamii are the virtual coffee shops, or project rooms. Designed for friction-less online collaboration for  dispersed teams. I currently work on this project.

Jamii - a virtual incubator for entrepreneurs

"Helping you elevate your business or side hustle"

Carbonlabs was founded in 2018 by my friend and business partner, Nada Basir and myself after we identified a lack of design support for startups and SMEs in the Kitchener-Waterloo region of Southern Ontario.

carbonlabs.ca

Team: Jason Chang, Bryan Clarke, Mark Freeman, Ryan Nadel, Ken Pratt, Matt Schroeter and myself.

Fluxus - The Art of Conversation

Fluxus is an exploration of the art of conversation. In a digital environment dominated by emoji's and abbreviations we created a system which abstractly elevates standard text chat to a stimulating, organic, and emotive visual experience. Although the visualization method is abstract it is intended to add a further layer of meaning to the conversation in a similar way that abstract visual art adds meaning to an experience. Stylistically, Fluxus draws inspiration from the Dutch artistic movement of De Stijl. The movement sought to distill objects through pure abstraction using the most basic of shapes and colours. The movement strives to ignore the natural form of colour of an object and focus on the abstraction. So too Fluxus does not express the content of a conversation but rather the universality as captured through abstraction. 

Fluxus Trailer