The Responsive Ecologies Lab @ Ryerson University

Jason Nolan


I am autistic. I'm also director of both the Responsive Ecologies Lab (RE/Lab) and the Experiential Design and Gaming Environment (EDGE) lab, and associate professor in Early Childhood Studies at Ryerson University. I graduated with a PhD in Critical Pedagogy from the University of Toronto in 2001, with a dissertation on virtual learning environments. My work has appeared in journals such as Information, Communication & Society, New Media & Society, Surveillance and Society, and Canadian Children. In 2006, I co-edited The International Handbook of Virtual Learning Environments (2006). In 2016 I was featured in the CBC TV program "Disrupting Design" focusing on my project DiseƱando Para El Futuro in Bolivia.


Associate Professor, Director


Ryerson University



2016 - Sensing context: Reflexive design principles for intersensory museum interactions

2016 - Beyond Vaporware: Considerations for Meaningful Design with Smell

2015 - GimpGirl Grows Up: Women with Disabilities Rethinking, Redefining, and Reclaiming Community