2016-03-15 Interaction Styles for Flexible Displays

Salvador Dali may have given the world “soft” watches in his famous work, “The Persistence of Memory” in 1931, but true flexible displays are on the way to a store near you. Companies such as Samsung and LG have been showing off their prototypes, but have you thought about how we will interact with flexible displays? What new interaction possibilities could they offer? On Tuesday, March 15th, Dr. Audrey Girouard of Carleton University’s Creative Interactions Lab will present some of the many interaction possibilities with flexible displays.

Join us in the 1st Floor “Dining Room” at The Fox & Feather Pub and Grill at 6:00pm for networking and complimentary appetizers, with the presentation starting at 6:30pm. 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 15th, 2016.
Time: doors open at 6:00 pm; presentations begins at 6:30 pm.
Place: 1st Floor “Dining Room” (right hand side of main entrance) 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-interaction-styles-for-flexible-displays-tickets-22432256483

Presentation Synopsis:

A new generation of displays – flexible displays -will make their way in our homes within a few years, so it is worthwhile to think about how their flexibility and deformability can be exploited to offer new interaction techniques to users. Bending the display to page forward shows particular promise for an e-book reader. In this talk, Dr. Girouard will present innovative research on deformable user interactions and bend gestures, and present various applications of such deformable UIs such as a flexible smartphone, bend passwords and bend as game input.

Speaker bio:

Audrey Girouard is an assistant professor in the School of Information Technology at Carleton University, and leads the Creative Interactions Lab. As a human computer interaction researcher, she specializes in next generation interactions: her work pioneers novel interaction techniques with emerging user interfaces through software and hardware design, development and evaluation. Her research focuses on deformable user interactions, flexible displays, and bend gesture inputs.

When and Where:

This event will take place on Tuesday, March 15th, 6:00 pm in the 1st Floor “Dining Room” 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.

2015-03-24 Interaction Design Jam

Join us on Tuesday, March 24th on the third floor of the Fox & Feather Pub & Grill for our Interaction Design Jam!

Date: Tuesday March 24th, 2015
Time: doors open at 6:00 pm; debate 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).

Registration (Free!): We request that you pre-register via Eventbrite, but it is not required to attend: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/capchi-event-interaction-design-jam-tickets-15835779242

What:

The future of OTTAWA’S TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE is a hot button topic that played a major role in last fall’s municipal election. Well, CapCHI is going to jump on the TRAIN to see if we can help DIRECT THE FLOW of our TRANSIT future in the 2015 CapCHI Interaction Design Jam! Come on out and join CapCHI in an evening of fun, laughs, and learning.  Check out this summary of a previous rendition of our Interaction Design Jam (formerly Interactionary): http://www.capchi.org/blog/2010-08-16-interactionary-hci-design-challenge-summary.

The PLAN:  A time limited design competition where student and professional teams NAVIGATE through unique challenges, employing solid user experience methods.

The CONVOY will officially consist of teams from Akendi, Jumping Elephants, and two entries from Algonquin College‘s School of Media & Design.

Urged on by all those in attendance, the teams WEAVE their way through the TRAFFIC and follow a ROUTE to a DESTINATION. An esteemed panel of judges will give the teams points, but hopefully not DEMERIT points, in variety of categories, including teamwork, approach, final design, and audience participation. The winning team DRIVES away with great prizes and amazing bragging rights!

With spring around the corner, it’s time to hit the STREETS and get out of the office. This event is sure to be as popular as a DOUBLE DECKER BUS, so HOP ON BOARD! Whether you come by FOOT, BICYCLE, BUS, CAR, or LIGHT RAIL (not this year, but it’s coming!), we guarantee you one heck of a RIDE. While PRESTO CARDS will not be required, we do request that bring a good sense of humour, positive vibe and a sense of fun – we won’t revoke your LICENSE!

As always, there will be complimentary appetizers during the networking portion of the evening (6:00pm-6:30pm) and our partners at The Fox & Feather will be providing all those in attendance with 10% off their food and non-alcoholic drinks. We invite you to stick around after the event for more great networking, food, and drinks.

When and Where:

This event will take place on Tuesday, March 24th, 6:00 pm in the upstairs room 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.