Baby greens in a hydroponic system, Adobe Stock, 2021

Co Authored: Arjun Patel, Olya Tkachenko, Lyssa Gagné, Shannon Chakma, and Robert Rinaldi

Original Date: July 17, 2020

Executive Summary

The purpose of this study is to look at long-term sustainable methods of growing vegetables and fruits for the community using a vertical hydroponic system with nutrient film technique (NFT) in an enclosed 2.59m (height) x 2.44m (width) x 6.1m (length) shipping container. Unable to create a physical prototype, data from secondary research was used to develop the foundation of the growth model. …

Original Date: May 9, 2019


Since WWII, the roles within the family structure and food habits have changed drastically. Historically humans have spent a great deal of time and energy trying to secure and maintain food sources through hunting, gathering, and preserving. A successful harvest was celebrated with family and friends bringing the community together. Food is not just a means of energy, but a way to connect with others. When this connection is interrupted it has devastating impact on the health and wellbeing of potentially all members in the society. Since the majority of our food supply is secure…

Original Date: October 3, 2017

Executive Summary

This case study is to compare the design results in the 2008 Dogs Trust Annual Report to similar design solutions by animal welfare charities around the world. Dogs Trust was established in 1891, originally known as the National Canine Defence League. It is one of the largest animal welfare charities and humane society in the UK which specializes in the well-being of dogs. The main goal for the charity is to rehabilitate dogs that are abandoned or given up by their owners and rehome them.

There are several outreach programs that Dogs Trust maintains; freedom, hope, neutering, youth education, and…

Original Date: October 3, 2017

Executive Summary

This case study is an analysis of President’s Choice Financial (PC Financial) impressive products and effective marketing position in the financial service industry. The study highlights the success and provides examples of how to transfer supermarket brand loyalty to financial service provisions (President’s Choice Financial: Retailer success in the banking space, 2010, p.1).

The President’s Choice (PC) brand is a sub-brand of the giant supermarket chain Loblaws based in Canada. PC spent a considerable amount of time and resources elevating the brand. Products are featured in a flyer called the Insider Report emphasizing on uniqueness and high quality (President’s Choice…

Original Date: February 2, 2018

Executive Summary

This case study analysis identifies the current practices and guidelines for accessible design of transportation by looking at the United States, United Kingdom and Hong Kong. This focuses on planning and forecasting for aging populations in these distinct areas of modern society.

Currently half the world’s population is living in urban areas and it is expected to increase significantly by 2050. Asia is one of the leading concentrations of growth in urban population. Over the next 20 years, Hong Kong and UK population over 65 years old is expected to double with the US reaching the same rate within thirty…

Lyssa Gagné

A Graphic Designer helping small businesses with brand solutions, visual marketing, and creative strategies.

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