2018-05-15 A Field Trip, Hosted by Irdeto

Join us for our annual field trip, hosted by Irdeto!

DateTuesday, May 15th, 2018.
Time: Doors open at 6:00pm; presentation begins at 6:30 pm.
Place2500 Solandt Road, Suite 300, Kanata, ON K2K 3G5

Registration is required (limited tickets!)https://www.eventbrite.com/e/capchi-field-trip-at-irdeto-tickets-45540161850

Pizza and adult refreshments included!

 

Field Trip Details:

One of the biggest ‘things’ in the Internet of Things is your car. Come, see and play with Irdeto’s vehicle hacking car racing video game simulator, connected car demo and more. Irdeto will demonstrate the consequences of car hacking on the race track, and then show us how their security systems can prevent that.

What do UIs look like for managing the security of things that move when you’re actually on the move?  IoT will chart new territory in UI design. Come and see what Irdeto thinks it might be like.

There will be 2 demos and a short talk

  • Secure Environment vehicle hacking demo– a fun, interactive demo that involves one person driving the simulator and another taking on the role of the hacker in a driving simulator that runs a car racing video game to show what kind attacks can be perpetrated on connected vehicles while they are being driven.
     
  • Keystone connected car key demo– this shows how our product “Keystone” can manage the new car key mobile applications and how it can protect against tampering of these apps. Keystone also incorporates secure policy management to allow different users to be able to access different features of a modern vehicle.
  • Short talk– on the connected world in which we live and dangers we now face, even in your car.

 

About Irdeto

For nearly 50 years,  Irdeto has been a trusted partner to many of the world’s leading software application providers, connected device manufacturers, pay-media operators and content creators to secure their products and businesses. Irdeto is the world leader in digital platform security, with software security technology and cyber services currently protecting over 5 billion devices and/or applications for some of the world’s best-known brands.

 

CapCHI (www.capchi.org) is a social and professional society of people who work as user interface designers, researchers, educators, software developers, web designers, graphic designers and human factors engineers in and around Canada’s National Capital Region. Founded in 1991, CapCHI’s goal is to bring together local professionals interested in how humans and computers interact, in a relaxed and informal atmosphere.

Front End UI/UX Developer – InGenius Software

Organization: InGenius Software

Location: Ottawa, Canada Area

Job description

You are a senior UI/UX developer with at least 7 years of experience (or very freaking smart). Both form (UI) and function (how it’s used) are equally important in the creation of our web applications that are used for real-time user engagement. Not only can you layout the UI, you can build it, and work with a team to realize your vision.

Nothing excites you more than tackling hard technical challenges.

You love learning new things.

You’re a team player.

You speak Typescript/JavaScript, CSS, HTML, and are familiar with AngularJS, React, Bootstrap and responsive design. You have a good understanding of asynchronous request handling, partial page updates, and AJAX. You have scars to show from working around cross-browser compatibility issues.

You have a Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or related field.

Additional assets:

  • Knowledge of any of: Gulp, WebPack, TeamCity, Scrum/Agile methodologies, Azure, AWS, Heroku, Salesforce, ServiceNow, Microsoft Dynamics CRM/365
  • Full stack development experience.

Please note that you must be legally entitled to work in Canada, and candidates should be able to provide a portfolio featuring examples of their UI/UX work during the interview process.

If this describes you then please apply by sending a cover letter and resume to careers@ingenius.com.

About InGenius

The InGenius team is a group of top notch individuals that enjoy their work and write software that is focused on making the end user a hero. We need like-minded individuals who want to make a difference for our customers with whom we like to establish lasting relationships.

We offer flex hours, health benefits, and competitive pay. You will be hard pressed to find a better place to work.

You can find more about us by going to www.InGenius.com.

2018-04-17 HCI Student Showcase

Join us at our next event at The Fox & Feather Pub & Grill! University and College HCI students will be presenting their work and ideas in a run up to their thesis defence or project presentation and seeking input from experienced professionals and knowledgeable academics. Each presentation will be approximately 12 minutes long with 3-5 minutes for questions and answers.

Date: Tuesday, April 17th, 2018
Time: Doors open at 6:00pm; presentation begins at 6:30pm
Place: Upstairs dining room (third floor) at The Fox & Feather Pub & Grill, located at 283 Elgin St, Ottawa, ON, Canada (foxandfeather.ca).

Registration (Free!): We request that you pre-register via Eventbrite, but it is not required to attend… https://www.eventbrite.com/e/capchi-hci-student-showcase-tickets-44861191030.

 

Presentation Details:

1. Acting out a Fantasy Book: An App for Dungeons and Dragons Players – This Algonquin Design Team created an app to play a game that exists only in the minds of a group of Dungeons and Dragons players.  The app supports players wanting to act out a favorite fantasy book. Players create elaborate characters, specifying their skill level, ability with spells, combat maneuvers, hair colour, accents and more. For gamers, there’s a lot to keep track of. The game is being designed for D&D players of all levels and the designers’ gaming community is growing to include people of all ages and ethnicities – these are people who enjoy working collaboratively towards a common goal, especially when snacks are involved!  (students of Jed Looker, Algonquin College)

2. Evaluating Engagement in Digitally Augmented Traditional Games – Aditi Singh and Joanie Ouellet wanted to evaluate whether digital augmentation of a traditional game (twister in our case) influences enjoyment, competition, satisfaction or boredom.  Recruiting 16 participants, they compared the good old traditional version of Twister with an augmented-Twister version. Augmented-twister is a two-player game consisting of a pressure-activated Twister mat and a projected screen. The sensor data is sent to software which displays the next move and the score of each player.  (Aditi is a Masters in HCI at Carleton University and Joanie is a graduate of University of Ottawa, now working on her Master’s in HCI.  Both are students of Audrey Girouard)

3. Improving non-verbal communication via a haptic wrist-wearable device – Jordan Pollock sees the world as an inherently social place that can be very difficult to maneuver since it requires interpreting ambiguous and sometimes unwelcome verbal and non-verbal cues. Jordan has explored a new form of non-verbal expression. He has created Lamsi, a haptic wrist-wearable device to improve non-verbal communication. He tested users on random vibration patterns that used three vibration types across five points on the wrist to help understand how people emotionally perceive vibration patterns. He then used these results to design and test haptic patterns for 8 different emotions. Finally, he tested how users reacted to these emotional vibration patterns as non-verbal feedback for a presentation they had given. (Masters in HCI, student of Rob Teather)

4. Passwords for the visually impaired – Daniella Briotto Faustino says everyone has trouble remembering every single one of their passwords or PINs, but the challenge is even greater for the visually impaired. “Imagine if while typing your password you couldn’t see the keys or the screen to make sure you are typing into the password field,” she said. “For more than 250 million people around the world who are blind or have low vision, that’s how passwords have to be dealt with.” Daniella will deliver her award-winning 3-minute thesis presentation to us. (HCI student of Audrey Girouard, Carleton University)

5. Privacy on Social Media by Gradually Decaying Content Over Time – Reham Mohamed explores the concept of gradually decaying social media content over time to ensure privacy.  She will present different visualizations of decaying information that she has tested for their effectiveness. (Student of Sonia Chiasson, Carleton University)

6. Rapid generation of prototyping of biped character design for multimedia applications – Geoffrey Datema is a student of procedural design algorithms.  He has been studying 3D modelling techniques and has proposed a novel approach for rapid generation and prototyping of biped character designs for multimedia applications. He will be demonstrating the results of his prototyping tool created in Houdini, an industry standard VFX package. (Student in the joint Interactive Multimedia and Design program at Carleton and Algonquin College. Supervisor is John Willman of Algonquin College)

7. Interactive Digital Mapping – Mahmut Erdemli has created a Park-Planning Tool to aid in the creation of Boucher Forest Park in Gatineau, Quebec. He conducted a study on the use of a digital interactive map with 360-video for park planning work. The prototype was tested with 12 participants, and the results support the map’s effectiveness and efficacy for park planning work, such as trail creation and exploration. (Masters student of Robert Biddle, Carleton University. Congrats to Mahmut for a successful thesis defense!)

 

When and Where:

This event will take place on Tuesday, April 17th, 6:00 pm at the The Fox & Feather Pub and Grill, located at 283 Elgin St, Ottawa, ON, Canada (foxandfeather.ca).

CapCHI (www.capchi.org) is a social and professional society of people who work as user interface designers, researchers, educators, software developers, web designers, graphic designers and human factors engineers in and around Canada’s National Capital Region. Founded in 1991, CapCHI’s goal is to bring together local professionals interested in how humans and computers interact, in a relaxed and informal atmosphere.

2018-03-20 MasterpieceVR

Sculpting & Painting in the Virtual World

MasterpieceVR is the first collaborative virtual reality application for 3D sculpting and painting in the world. MasterpieceVR enables aspiring and professional artists to create in immersive virtual reality environments. With minimal experience, artists can create sophisticated 3D artworks and models faster than professionals with years of experience with traditional 3D modeling applications. Join CEO Jonathan Gagne and Creative Director Mary Ellis for a discussion on how the technology works, and the challenges of sculpting in virtual reality.

We’ll be in our regular spot on the third floor at The Fox & Feather Pub & Grill on March 20th starting at 6:00pm for networking with the event beginning at 6:30pm. There will be free appetizers and our partners at The Fox & Feather will provide attendees with a 10-percent discount on food and non-alcoholic drinks. We invite you to stick around for some high quality post-event networking.

Date: Tuesday, March 20th, 2018
Time: Doors open at 6:00pm; presentation begins at 6:30pm
Place: Upstairs dining room (third floor) at The Fox & Feather Pub & Grill, located at 283 Elgin St, Ottawa, ON, Canada (foxandfeather.ca).

Registration (Free!): We request that you pre-register via Eventbrite, but it is not required to attend… https://www.eventbrite.com/e/capchi-event-masterpiecevr-tickets-43958410790.

 

Presenters:

Jonathan Gagne
As the CEO of MasterpieceVR, Jonathan is excited about building the future of virtual reality and feels fortunate to have a team that can help make that a reality. During his Masters, he was nominated by the University of Waterloo as one of their top graduate engineers and has undergrads in cognitive-computer science, economics, and engineering. Jonathan was a university medalist graduating at the top of the university, president of several organizations, and was awarded the highest federal research award for the level. In the business world, Jonathan has directed million-dollar software projects, completed work for the Prime Minister of Canada, and has been headhunted by top international software companies. Today, his life’s work is laser-focused on building a scalable virtual reality startup that is devoted to permanently disrupting the 3D modeling market.

Mary Ellis
As an instructional designer currently researching emerging technology in education, Mary’s perspective is rooted in both learning theory and the creative process. An early adaptor from a young age, Mary has been experimenting with digital artwork for over 25 years. She began formal training in traditional painting techniques at the Lakefield School of Fine Arts and studied Graphic Design at the International Academy of Design and Technology before studying Illustration, Animation and Concept Art at Algonquin College. After graduating with honours, she began teaching digital painting at Algonquin College and is currently Coordinator and Professor in Concept Art Foundations. Mary is currently pursuing her Master of Arts in Technology and Learning through Royal Roads University and is passionate about accessibility and innovation in the field of entertainment industry arts. Her background in art and education gives her insight into the needs of artists looking to move from traditional and digital 2D methods to 3D content creation.

 

When and Where:

This event will take place on Tuesday, March 20th, 6:00 pm at the The Fox & Feather Pub and Grill, located at 283 Elgin St, Ottawa, ON, Canada (foxandfeather.ca).

CapCHI (www.capchi.org) is a social and professional society of people who work as user interface designers, researchers, educators, software developers, web designers, graphic designers and human factors engineers in and around Canada’s National Capital Region. Founded in 1991, CapCHI’s goal is to bring together local professionals interested in how humans and computers interact, in a relaxed and informal atmosphere.

2018-02-20 Software for Libertines

Join us at The Fox & Feather Pub & Grill on February 20th for “Software for Libertines“, presented by Pascal de Grandpré from Ordi-Folie.

Doors open at 6:00pm for networking and the event starts at 6:30pm. There will be free appetizers and our partners at The Fox & Feather will provide attendees with a 10-percent discount on food and non-alcoholic drinks. We invite you to stick around for some high quality post-event networking.

Date: Tuesday, February 20th, 2018.

Time: Doors open at 6:00pm, Presentation begins at 6:30pm.

Place: Upstairs dining room (third floor) at The Fox & Feather Pub and Grill, located at 283 Elgin St, Ottawa, ON, Canada (foxandfeather.ca).

 

Registration (Free!): We request that you pre-register via Eventbrite, but it is not required to attend… https://www.eventbrite.com/e/capchi-event-software-for-libertines-tickets-42436408440.

 

Presentation Synopsis:

Heteros have Tinder, gays have Grindr, and now libertines have LeeLoo. Leeloo is a location-based mobile application that helps libertine individuals (or couples) find “matches”. Pascal de Grandpré co-founded the startup Leeloo with his partner Brian Couchman. Pascal began by conducting a detailed in-depth study to collect data of the libertine community and analyse it. His goal was to deeply
understand the reality of his end-users. Leeloo was then designed and developed using a user-centered approach. New functionality was designed and tested in collaboration with a group of ambassadors from the libertine community. This approach allowed Pascal and Brian to create the first version of Leeloo, which they consider to be a minimum viable product (MVP). LeeLoo has been (and is still) a wonderful LEAN startup laboratory that continuously tests new concepts and assumptions in collaboration with a dynamic and mutating community of end users. Come to satisfy your curiosity about a unique design space. Learn about user research, continuous user-centered design, and lean UX in the process.

Speaker bio:

Pascal is a partner at Ordi-Folie, a company that acts as “Virtual CTO” for its clients. They’ve created designs, mobile applications, web sites and software for IBM, Bouygues Telecom, a number of Canadian hospitals, and organizations in the manufacturing/distribution industry and the artist production industry. As a digital nomad, Pascal remotely manages his company while finding inspiration in discovering the planet with his wife and dog “Gypsy”. His company only employs like-minded fellow travelers as the team meets by video conference and works no more than 20 hours/week. He has designed traveler vans in Australia, taught IT to Canadian immigrants, collected plastic waste while off-road- tripping around the Americas in his 4×4 vehicle, renovated a shack while paragliding in the French Alps, guided divers under water in the Philippines, climbed to the Mont Blanc and Everest base camp, and guided hikers in the Canadian Rockies.

For more info, you can follow Pascal on Twitter @pgranpre.

 

When and Where:

This event will take place on Tuesday, February 20th, 6:00 pm at the The Fox & Feather Pub and Grill, located at 283 Elgin St, Ottawa, ON, Canada (foxandfeather.ca).

CapCHI (www.capchi.org) is a social and professional society of people who work as user interface designers, researchers, educators, software developers, web designers, graphic designers and human factors engineers in and around Canada’s National Capital Region. Founded in 1991, CapCHI’s goal is to bring together local professionals interested in how humans and computers interact, in a relaxed and informal atmosphere.