About Glen Farrelly

After ten years working in the Internet industry, Glen Farrelly is currently pursuing a PhD from the Faculty of Information at the University of Toronto.

My research interests include:
  • locative media, geosocial networking, and geoinformatics
  • place theory and hybrid space
  • online participatory culture
  • user-centred design, usability, and accessibility
I completed a masters degree in communication through a hybrid online program at Royal Roads University. My master’s thesis examined diffusion challenges of accessibility amongst digital media practitioners. I also studied the Internet at the University of Toronto’s Strategic e-Business program and Humber College’s Internet Management program.

My career highlights include managing an e-Business website, developing websites with a dot.com start-up, writing online travelogues, and helping create one of the first mobile sites in Canada.Currently, I also work as a consultant advising businesses on strategy, implementation, and user experience of digital media. I also work as a graduate research assistant at the Mobile Experience lab at OCAD University.

Recent honours include winning Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate scholarships at the doctoral and masters level, the Chancellor’s award for top performance for masters program, and two Apex awards for excellence in overall website and online annual report.

I have presented and published my research for various outlets such as IEEE, ASIS&T, Journal of Location Based Services, and Technology and Disability.

For more info on my background and work, visit my online portfolio.

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