2019-02-19 UX Evangelism

Join us February 19, 2019 for UX Evangelism...
Join us February 19, 2019 for UX Evangelism...

For our February event, CapCHI presents UX Evangelism – A Panel Discussion. The evening will be an opportunity to gain insight from local UX leaders on topics such as: building trust; effective communication; using creativity to convince or educate; making economic arguments; internal education techniques; explaining the value of UX; explaining UX processes to get necessary resources; and finding a champion. Our panellists come from Ottawa’s diverse sectors, and are UX leaders in our community.

DATE AND TIME: Tuesday, February 19, 2019, 6:30 – 9:30 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/capchi-presents-ux-evangelism-tickets-55712484541

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.

Panel of Speakers

Laura Mahan

Laura joined Nokia in 2016, bringing over 20 years of UX and design experience to the Nokia NSM, IP Optical team. Today, Laura is a User Experience Manager and is responsible for a group of talented User Experience designers who specialize in visual, motion, and interaction design. Laura and her team design the powerful Network Management products that enable network assurance. Previously, she managed the Blackberry User Experience team that designed two Blackberry operating systems. She also worked to transition the UX for the Blackberry handsets to the Android platform. She studied Industrial Design at OCAD in Toronto, Canada. Laura loves to spend time with her family and three young children and is an avid sailor, skier, gardener and painter.

Dominira Saul

Dominira Saul has been a leader, a champion, an advisor and an advocate of Human-Computer Interaction and user centered design for a very long time. Mr. Saul has over 20 years experience in the UX field. Over that time the methods by which people interact with the Internet has changed, and people for the most part have stayed the same. He believes believes that good user research and thoughtful design is at the core of any solution. Don was a principle at Akendi until recently and, as a consultant, has had extensive experience in selling UX in many different contexts. He now works for You.i TV.

Tanya Snook

Tanya is a user experience designer, and a founder and co-chair of CanUX, Canada’s largest user experience conference. She is also a UX champion within the Government of Canada, a former co-chair of the government’s national User Experience Working Group, and current co-host of the government’s UX Network meetups. She is happiest when nerding out on Lego, Star Wars, or technology; hanging out on Twitter; or sipping an espresso.


Vidya ShankarNarayan

Vidya ShankarNarayan is a dynamic public sector executive with significant experience leading highly successful, large-scale, transformation exercises. She is passionately focused on improving and innovating policy and service delivery for Canadians with a vision of designing and implementing simpler, faster, seamless government services, and is currently Director General, Digital Government at Innovation Science and Economic Development (ISED) where she is leading Digital Policy, Service and Innovation to transform service delivery to Canadian Businesses. Previously, Vidya worked at Employment and Social Development (ESDC), where she led the digital delivery of social and employment benefit services to Canadians. She has also worked at the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat, Global Affairs Canada, Passport Canada and Nortel Networks. Vidya holds a Masters degree in Design and Technology from Carleton University and a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Bombay.

Barb Spanton

Barb leads a UX team at Varian Medical Systems, and teaches design at Algonquin College. With 20 years of experience in the field, Barb has contributed to this ever-evolving industry in a range of capacities. From designing first-generation mobile software, to a range of in-house roles in the public and private sectors, to a long stretch of UX consulting focused on designing for healthcare, Barb combines cross-disciplinary teams with solid UX experience and process, to work on hard problems together. Highly active in the UX community, Barb has organized and contributed to a number of industry events locally and globally, she’s helping to teach the next generation of UX designers, she’s mentored many practitioners just entering the UX industry, and has a few other initiatives simmering at the moment. At the moment, she’s establishing and growing a UX practice within a large, established company, with highly-specialized, highly-regulated, legacy, enterprise products, in order to improve the experience of delivering and receiving cancer treatment. There’s nothing Barb would rather be working on right now.

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.

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.

2013-02-19 CapCHI Interactionary

CapCHI will be hosting another Interactionary event on February 19th at the Fox & Feather Pub and Grill! This great event that gives participating teams from industry and academia a chance to interact and show off their design skills.

Date: Tuesday February 19th, 2013
Time: doors open at 6:00 pm; competition begins at 6:30 pm
Place: The upstairs room at the Fox & Feather Pub and Grill, located at 283 Elgin St, Ottawa, ON, Canada (foxandfeather.ca).

The Game (the Interactionary explained)
The “Interactionary” is a special event in which 3 or 4 design teams work for a short time on an interaction design challenge in real time, in a competitive and fun format. It provides the participating teams with the opportunity to contribute to the CapCHI community, as well as an opportunity to show off their design process and skills in an event that is sure to draw a big audience and generate a buzz! The session will be entertaining and educational, demonstrating ‘live’ some of the less tangible aspects of team design processes, as well as the more formal elements.
The Rules
At the Interactionary, each team is given 10 minutes to work on-stage on a design challenge. A panel of judges will highlight and discuss what they see as the most interesting and important aspects of each team’s approach. Each team will be scored on a number of categories, including outcome, team communication, and design process. There are rewards for all teams! The audience is also polled for discussion and comment, and to see how their views compare with those of the panel. After the Interactionary, the teams will be expected to assist in providing a permanent record of the event.

Teams

  1. CAE Professional Services
  2. Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA)
  3. Carleton HCI Student team
  4. Carleton Industrial Design Student team

When and Where:

This event will take place on Tuesday, February 19th, 6:00 pm in the upstairs room at the Fox & Feather Pub and Grill, located at 283 Elgin St, Ottawa, ON, Canada (foxandfeather.ca).

Note: There is no cost for attending this event and prior registration is not required.

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.