Karin Schmidlin

University of

British Columbia

Vancouver BC, Canada

INFO 300

Information & Data Design

In the winter semester of 2023, I joined UBC's School of Information as a sessional to teach the undergraduate course INFO 300, part of the new Minor in Informatics.  

All of my design courses are heavily focused on project-based learning. Working in interdisciplinary teams is one of the skills most needed to successfully live and work in the 21st century.

LIBR 555

Information Design 1: Systems

The goal of this graduate course is to develop within students a user-centred design perspective that can be used to optimally frame the logical and physical design of systems in a variety of information environments.

Good Bye #UWaterloo

After 9 wonderful years at the University of Waterloo, I will be moving back to Vancouver, BC to pursue my Ph.D. at the University of British Columbia. I'm interested in researching how artificial intelligence can support (rather than replace) teachers and improve the overall learning experience.

Digital Transformation Project

My company, Carbonlabs, was hired for a project with an Ontario educational institution to move their entire executive development program online, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We were lucky to be able to hire two recent graduates, former students of mine,  from the Global Business and Digital Arts program at the University of Waterloo's School of Interaction Design and Business.

#StayHome sticker contest

I wanted to start a sticker contest on the subject of Stay Home in the early days of the lockdown to help my students keep their spirits up. I let the crowd vote on the winner after receiving over 50 submissions, then had the stickers printed and mailed to everyone who wanted one. Rachel Xu, a second-year GBDA student, was the winner!