Associate Professor of Industrial Design, OCAD University
Ranee Lee 郭恩琳 is an industrial designer and an Associate Professor of Industrial Design at OCAD University. She is the founder of DESIGNwith, a design incubator lab for democratizing the learnings and creation of design through a corporation-academia-community partnership in environmental and social sustainability. Ranee’s professional practice in product design transitioned into non-profit design work as the co-founder of Thinking Forward, a registered charitable organization that has since been acquired by YSM in Toronto.
Prior to becoming a full-time faculty member at OCAD University, Ranee operated a design business manufacturing home products in both Canada and the Philippines. She holds an MA in Education from University of Toronto on participatory design framework, focusing her work in research-creation and curriculum design.
Ranee is currently on sabbatical and is also working on a SSHRC funded project on alternative economies in marginalized Canadian communities.
Sessions at DXC23:
Panel: Creative Climate Action
Lightning Talk: DESIGNWITH - A CIRCULAR FRAMEWORK