May 16 – 18, 2022

DFP CREATE Design Showcase 2022

DFP’s 5th Annual CREATE Design Showcase
Hosted entirely on Gather Town

The countdown is on!


Day 1 & 2:
May 16 – 17

Asynchronous Poster and Demo Open Gallery

The gallery, hosted on Gather Town, will be open all day May 16-17 for you to view the student submissions, leave comments, and enter our Showcase Engagement Draw. RSVP for access.

Day 3:
May 18

Live Design Showcase Event

Join us on Gather Town for our Live Showcase on Wednesday May 18
12:00 – 3:00pm
RSVP for access.

Thank you to our Sponsors!

Gold Sponsor: Social Hour

Silver Sponsor: Poster & Demo Session

UBC MECH Patrick Campbell Chair



Asynchronous Poster and Demo Open Gallery
All Posters and Demos available on Gather to view at your leisure


CREATE 554K Project Videos

Live Poster and Demo Session

DFP Alumn Panel

Awards & Prizes

Industry, Partner, & Student Social Hour

The 2022 DFP CREATE Showcase is brought to you by:

Designing for People (DFP)

DFP is one of several established Research Excellence Clusters at UBC. A network of design-thinkers, DFP accelerates creativity at the nexus of social and technical problem-solving, by promoting interdisciplinary teamwork and methods, finding new paths to societal impact through partners and community, and creating resources that are sharable by DFP researchers and partners.

DFP CREATE Grad Training Program

A core component of the DFP is our CREATE grad training program – a unique, cross-disciplinary graduate training opportunity developed at UBC. Masters and PhD students from participating units across campus bring their disciplinary knowledge and work together in a variety of program elements including hands-on project experience with external partners, to develop research and professional skills and holistic design understanding.

2022 Design Showcase Team

Jocelyn McKay
Event Co-Chair & Sponsorship Chair

DFP Research Facilitator

Zahra Fatemi
Registration Chair

DFP Financial Administrator

Dongwook Yoon
Event Co-Chair

DFP Core Faculty

Unma Desai
Gather Town Space Designer

DFP Student Volunteer

Kattie Sepehri
Registration Chair

DFP Student Volunteer

2022 554K Instructors

Antony Hodgson
Mechanical Engineering, UBC

DFP CREATE Instructor

Heather O’Brien
iSchool, UBC

DFP CREATE Instructor

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Laura Ballay
Digital Media, CDM

DFP CREATE Instructor