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Claire Ironside is a designer, artist and educator who’s academic focus – information visualization, analysis and design; conceptual process; sustainable design; and 3D design – draw on her diverse history and practice in environmental, spatial and communication design. Specializations within her core area include visualizing data/information as a form of story telling, parametric and systems based design, and advancing sustainability and entrepreneurship through curriculum design and community involvement and collaboration. Her creative practice focuses on the design of objects, installations, experiences and processes which co-exist at the intersection of design, art, craft – for the purpose of engaging in new and emerging forms of trans-disciplinary cultural production and partnership. Specific areas of inquiry include viewing and activating the city tableaux as a platform for social innovation and advocacy. Prior to teaching she worked professionally as an urban designer and landscape architect in both the public and private sector.