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A New & Frightened MDes Student

My name is Lydia (she/her). I’m Dakelh (Nak’azdli) and Nêhiyawewin (Swampy). I work in a space that allows for the intersection of indigeneity, art, design, and technology. I’m a trickster at heart.

I currently reside in the unceded, traditional and ancestral territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish) and səl̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) peoples.

  • Bachelor of Design | Alberta University of the Arts, 2011
  • Oculus Launchpad Alumnus (2019)
  • Web Developer
  • Makerlabs Creative Tech Resident (2020)(Arduino!!)
  • Turks on The Drive serves the best coffee in Van, change my mind
  • I’m learning to play the banjo

Inspired By

The R Word

Goals & Responsibilities

My community has given me the opportunity to take the MDes program. My personal goals are to learn my language and culture and develop my design process but, I’d also like to bring something tangible and beneficial back to the community. Community involvement will be very important in my research.


storytelling, indigenous knowledge x emerging technology, visual culture, DIY culture

Research Qs*

  • In what ways can Dakelh & Cree knowledge be reflected in storytelling with emerging technology?
  • How can emerging tech be used for language and culture revitalization?
  • What are the risks & benefits of using these mediums with Indigenous knowledge?
  • What new UI/UX design practices can be produced while working with Indigenous knowledge, values and iconography?

*in development

Plans & Possibilities

>> Indigenous tattoos as a biometric.
>> NDNVR – a multilayered VR experience that starts with some deadly headgear.


Check back soon for updates 🤓