Jill Tomasson Goodwin

Associate Professor

(519) 888-4567 x. 35056
Location: ECH 2113

Jill Tomasson Goodwin.Jill Tomasson Goodwin holds an MA and Ph.D. (1987) in English from the University of Toronto, and a BA (Hons) in English from the University of British Columbia.  She researches communication design, experiential education, Arts-based entrepreneurship, and competency assessment, and has been Principal investigator on multi-year SSHRC and Canadian Foundation for Innovation (LOF) grants.  Since 2000, she has conducted industry-sponsored research in user experience design, and consulted to healthcare regulatory bodies on behavioural interviews for competency assessment.  In 2009, she co-founded REAP (Research Entrepreneurs Accelerating Prosperity), an entrepreneurship incubator-accelerator for students.  Currently, she is Principal Investigator with 22 researchers on a University of Waterloo Learning Innovation and Teaching Enhancement (LITE) grant, “WatCV: Career and Competency ePortfolios.”

Read more about WatCV here.

Recent work

“Development and Pilot Testing of a Competency-Based Performance Assessment Tool.” Leanne Worsfold, Jill Tomasson Goodwin, and Lori Boyd. (forthcoming)

REAP (2011-2016): A 5 year, fully funded project involving Christie Digital, Quarry Integrated Communications, and Canadian Centre of Arts and Technology (REAP research initiative), focusing on interactive display technologies and applications, and committed to commercializing Arts-based research.

“‘Seeding a Lead’: Exploring the Live Theatre Industry’s Reception of a Pre-Market Canadian Display Technology.” Gerd Hauck, Jill Tomasson Goodwin, David Goodwin, Paul Guild and Doug Sparkes.  Body, Space and Technology, vol. 10.2, Summer 2011.  Media appendix, Glenn Stillar.

The MicroTile Interactivity and Responsiveness Project (2010-2015). Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI)/ Leaders Opportunity Fund (LOF) Grant.  Government infrastructure grants to purchase advanced technologies to support research into new forms of interactive display environments and applications.

Seeding a Lead: An Innovative Approach to Commercializing a Canadian Digital Technology in the Theatre Industry (2008-2012):  A 4 year SSHRC research project investigating how a new Canadian display technology might extend both artistic and business opportunities within the Canadian Theatre Industry.

Courses taught

  • DAC 300/ENGL 303: Issues in Digital Design
  • DAC 309: User Experience Design
  • DAC 329/SPCOM 329: Digital Presentations
  • DAC 400/ENGL 403: Digital Design Research Project
University of Waterloo

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