These are Yield Triangles and can be found at intersections around the world. I first saw them at Roundabouts in Norway and had to double check which side of the road people drove on. My first interpretation was they were there to guide people into their lane while exiting the roundabout. I blame this train of thought on my […]
Hello, I’m Drew.
Drew Herrema as a Designer
systems - sustainable - inclusive
I’m currently a 4th year Industrial Design student at OCADU in Toronto, Canada, and just returned from an exchange at HiOA in Olso, Norway for the Fall 2016 semester. Some of my areas of interest include: Systems thinking, Sustainable Development, and Inclusive Design
I started designing as a way to solve problems and help improve people's lives. After studying at OCADU and HiOA, I’ve realized how important the human side of design is - how design affects people, and how people affect design. It’s therefore important for me to seek out ways to improve this connection in order to Design in a Holistic way that is sustainable both environmentally and socially.
I’m looking to connect with other designers and professionals for mentorship, or freelance work opportunities.
Let’s work Together.
I think my favourite design decision that I found in Norway was the choice to label the washrooms as Gender-neutral. Up until this point, I had only seen single occupant washrooms labelled for anyone. I first saw these washrooms at school HiOA (Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences) and kept seeing them around Norway. […]
I just got back to Canada from my 5-month exchange in Norway. I’m studying Industrial Design at OCAD U and went to Norway for Product Design at HiOA. While I was there I noticed countless differences that Canada and Norway treat design differently. I haven’t had much time outside of Canada so it’s hard for me to know […]