After a relaxing summer we are excited to announce our homecoming event: UX Lighting Talks and Open Mic. First, three local Ottawa UX professionals will have five minutes each to talk about topics that keep them up at night. Then, we will open the mic to the floor, to invite our audience to share their thoughts on the issues they feel are the most critical in the year ahead. What challenges will you be focusing on; what new knowledge will you need to acquire; how will your job evolve in the months ahead, and so on. After our open mic session we invite everyone to connect over food and drinks to discuss these topics further, and perhaps learn a thing or two!
DATE AND TIME: Tuesday, September 17, 2019, 6:30 – 8:30 pm; doors open at 6:00 pm.
6:00 Doors open
6:45 Lighting Talks
7:00 Open Mic
REGISTRATION: (Free!) We request that you pre-register https://www.meetup.com/CapCHI/events/263776404/
Lightning Talk Presenters
The UX of record stores: A cautionary tale on poor findability and losing the sale
Gary Jansz is a User Experience Designer and Co-partner at the Art Department, a boutique design and UX consultancy based in Ottawa. Gary is also a part time instructor at Algonquin College where he teaches Design Research and UX. Originally from Montreal, where he was active on the local underground music scene, Gary continues to write and record avant-modern electronic music in his spare time.
Re-thinking purpose, process and growth: how personal training has shaped my design philosophy
Maria Frangos leads the design practice at 1VALET and teaches at Algonquin College’s new graduate certificate program in Human-Centred Design. She also enjoys volunteering her time to open source health and software initiatives such as Breathing Games and the Gathering of Open Science Hardware. In her off-time, she does functional training, plays in a recreational soccer league and makes a mean espresso.
Design as meditation: unexpected lessons from 10 days of silence
Gabrielle Attson is a user experience designer working on wicked problems, currently in the government. She holds a BA in Psychology from University of Ottawa, and cares deeply about the impact of design and technology on individuals and society. Before pursuing a full-time career in design, she has varied work experience spanning psychology research, social media, photo editing, nursing homes, communication therapy, house cleaning, and a SaaS start-up. She’s always happy to meet for coffee and loves discussing challenging topics. Find her on Linkedin!
Maggie Lee is a UX practitioner who switched into field of design research after a career in public relations. She is influenced by the practices of learning-by-doing and learning-by-reflection. She recently moved to Ottawa after more than 6 years of working abroad in the UK, China and the U.S. Her constant is making new homes in unfamiliar environments and finding common ground with people from different backgrounds. Reach out @leemaggiemk for coffee/ meetings.
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.