Natural form

The evolving nature of design It is often said that form follows function, but it rarely does — at least not that simply. Form follows...

Ride the train of real-world design solutions

We designers typically start doing what we do once we have a clear idea of a problem that needs solving. These may be very...

Old ways

Tradition can carry wisdom Design lessons are sometimes found in unlikely places and at unexpected times. All the good learning doesn’t happen in the classrooms....

Shake up your factory

Just like with everything else in life, you most likely need a plan if you’re going to have a chance to succeed at all. This...

Digital assets

Don’t ignore this component We draft wills and name executors to carry out our wishes for our assets when we die. Digital assets are becoming...

Expanded OHS obligations

By Cheryl A. Edwards and Jeremy Warning An incident in which a male spectator at a Toronto soccer match uttered a vulgar phrase into the...

Better all the time

Even before I became as involved with canoes and canoeing as I eventually did, I found it easy to admire this ‘frail craft of...

Staying busy

New chapter: RV conversion Now that I’m not teaching, I’ve had to find a project to keep busy with. And what that has turned out...

Is jail more likely?

­­Recent cases indicate new direction By Jeremy Warning Monetary penalties have been most commonly imposed on individ­u­als convicted of health and safety offences. That sentencing regime...

Revisions to the Canada Labour Code: danger redefined

by Jeremy Warning Although decried by organized labour, key amendments to Part II of the Canada Labour Code (the Code) came into effect on Oct. 31,...