2019-05-21 Student Showcase

We are excited to invite you to our annual student showcase. This event is an opportunity for students from Ottawa’s universities and colleges to present their research and projects to the professional community for a friendly and casual critique and discussion. Each team will have ten minutes to present, followed by a ten minute Q&A period.

DATE AND TIME: Tuesday, May 21, 2019, 6:30 – 9:00 pm; doors open a 6:00 pm.

LOCATION: The Clubhouse – Mulligan’s Golf Bar201 Queen Street, 3rd Floor, Ottawa, ON K1P 5C9.

REGISTRATION: (Free!) We request that you pre-register via Eventbrite, but it is not required to attend… https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2019-student-showcase-tickets-61644110193

Free parking after 5PM at 240 Sparks Street, which you access from 235 Queen Street. There is an elevator to the 3rd floor, unfortunately, not large enough for a wheelchair, but good for anyone who has a walker, or is challenged by stairs.

Jos: A Web-based Game to Increase Children’s Digital Literacy

Carleton University

Given children’s pervasive use of digital technology there is a need to educate them on how to behave safely online and improve their digital literacy. Digital literacy represents the set of skills and competencies children need to successfully function in a digital society, including skills in security and privacy. I used an iterative user-centered process to design a web-based game to educate 11-13 year old children about digital literacy topics. The game will be licenced to schools across Canada by our educational partner MediaSmarts.

Sana Maqsood

Sana is a Computer Science PhD student at Carleton University. She has over 10-years of industry, government and academic experience in HCI, security, and web development. Her current research focuses on developing games to improve end users mental models of security and privacy. She has also worked in the area of user authentication, looking at alternative password schemes on flexible display devices. Her latest project, a web-based digital literacy game for children, was developed in partnership with MediaSmarts and has been deployed to Canadian schools.

Better Brew: Simplifying the home brewing experience

Algonquin College

Based on research and findings from a series of interviews with homebrewers, we developed a prototype for an app linked to an IOT device that would help brewers track variables such as temperature, alcohol content, and airtightness, and respond to any issues that arise during the brewing process. The app, called BetterBrew, allows users to create and save new brew recipes, keep notes on their brew process, and receive alerts throughout fermentation so that they can react to any potential issues. BetterBrew also includes built-in tools for unit conversion and common calculations, as well as a means to connect to the brewing community in their area.

Genevieve Lepine

Bio coming soon!

SUM: A safety suit for underground miners

Carleton University

SUM is a a safety suit for miners that combines three equipment requirements: a fall arrest harness; reflective vest; and mining belt. With a modified harness, compact suit design and additional hydration system, SUM can improve miner safety, physical comfort, and working efficiency.

Yueqiu (Jack) Peng

Jack is an industrial designer, and recent graduate of the School of Industrial Design at Carleton University. Growing up, Jack enjoyed playing with toys—especially Lego—which he attributes as the beginning of his passion for design. He is interested in the role of sustainability and user experience in creating meaningful products that help people in their everyday lives.

Jumping Bean: A vending machine concept for Starbucks

Algonquin College

Starbucks customers need a way to purchase and receive orders quickly. Jumping Bean is a coffee vending smart machine concept that enables coffee drinkers to receive their orders quickly and in numerous locations. Users will be able to browse a menu and select their preferred drink, pay by either setting up a credit card or tapping their phone to the coffee machine, and then receiving their drink instantly.

Patricia Danochristos

Patricia Danochristos is a student graphic designer in her second year of study at Algonquin College. She relishes all streams of design, but has a strong passion for web design and graphic illustrations. She enjoys challenging herself with design problems to find creative yet effective solutions.

Natacha Dubois

Natacha Dubois is a graphic designer in the Ottawa region. She is a second year Graphic Design student at Algonquin College. She always had a passion for illustrations but recently found another passion for web design. She likes to take on every new project by firstly analyzing the objectives, then creating innovative and meaningful solutions.

Madeleine Pierce

Madeleine Pierce is an illustrator and designer who lives and works in Ottawa. She is a second-year Graphic Design student at Algonquin College, and is currently starting up her own freelancing business. She has a passion for typography and for creating works of art that bring beauty into people’s homes.

About CapCHI

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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