2017-09-26 Beyond the Screen – Trends in Voice First UX

Our apologies for such short notice, but September just caught us by surprise! We hope you all had a great summer and are back at work and/or school and looking forward to a new slate of CapCHI events over the next 10 months. For September, we’re presenting Timon Ledain, Director of IoT at Macadamian as he discusses the evolving field of voice user experience in his presentation titled, “Beyond the Screen“.

We’ll be in main floor dining room (turn right upon entering) at The Fox & Feather Pub & Grill on September 26, as opposed to our regular spot on the third floor. Please come early, since the seating closest to the presenter in this room is limited. Doors open at 6:00pm for networking and the event begins at 6:30pm. There will be free appetizers and our partners at The Fox & Feather will provide attendees with a 10% discount on food and non-alcoholic drinks. We invite you to stick around for some high quality post-event networking.

Date: Tuesday September 26th, 2017.
Time: doors open at 6:00 pm; the presentation begins at 6:30 pm.

Place: Main dining room (1st 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-beyond-the-screen-trends-in-voice-first-ux-tickets-37985753411


Presentation Synopsis: “Beyond the Screen”

The popularity of Amazon’s Echo and derivatives has given rise to a whole new way of interacting with our environment, namely conversationally. As a result, many solutions are moving to a voice first user experience. What does that mean for UX designers, product managers, and developers? Timon’s talk will explore this trend and the lessons he and his team have learned in developing conversational user experiences for consumer products and healthcare solutions. He will conclude the talk with an exploration on the future beyond voice … ambient intelligence.


Speaker bio:

Timon is the Director of Macadamian‘s growing business in the Internet of Things (IoT). Responsible for IoT strategy, partnerships, and platform product management, his areas of focus include healthcare and consumer products. He has over 25 years of product development and operations experience. In his role at Macadamian, Timon is responsible for exploring emerging technologies, developing platform IP, and leveraging both to provide Macadamian and its clients with a compelling competitive advantage.


When and Where:

This event will take place on Tuesday, September 26th, 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.

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