2021-04-20 Designing and Building Canada’s COVID-19 Exposure Notification Service

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Join Courtney Claessens (Senior Product Manager) and Brian Hendrick (Lead Service Designer and Product Manager) from the COVID Alert team, as they share the guiding principles that went into designing and building the Government of Canada’s COVID-19 exposure notification service.

Using principles such as accessibility and trust, Courtney and Brian will discuss how three multidisciplinary teams built a multi-region service in 45 days that helps alert users if they may have been exposed to COVID-19 before they are showing symptoms, allowing them to take action and help slow the spread of the virus. They’ll also share details on how they continue to iterate on and improve the service.

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2021-03-16 Exploring Interactive e-Textiles with Lee Jones

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E-textiles (electronic textiles) are interactive textiles with sensing and actuating properties. Imagine textiles that can sense touch, change colour, play music, or shift into different shapes, all while remaining soft and flexible. The unique aspect of e-textiles is that these fibres and materials can be combined with textile crafting techniques to make technologies that fit seamlessly into our lives, making them invisible.

Interactive textiles might sound like science fiction, but Lee has been exploring how artists and crafters can use e-textiles for their expressive and creative potentials. In this talk, Lee will go over some of the projects she has worked on and how individuals can craft soft technologies for their own needs.

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2021-02-16 Talking You.i TV Tech with CTOs Stuart Russell & Andrew Emmons

CapCHI February 2021 event image... Join us for a very special evening on Tuesday February 16th, 2021 at 6:00pm with You.i TV CTOs Stuart Russell and Andrew Emmons for an inside look at You.i Engine One, the technology behind the Kanata company's recent acquisition by WarnerMedia.

Join us for a very special evening with You.i TV CTOs Stuart Russell and Andrew Emmons for an inside look at You.i Engine One, the technology behind the Kanata company’s recent acquisition by WarnerMedia.       

As per WarnerMedia, “The You.i platform will enhance the HBO Max technology stack, increase developer efficiency and accelerate delivery as we bring HBO Max to consumer devices all around the world”. 

More about You.i TV and their recent acquisition:

WarnerMedia Acquires You.i TV

https://www.youi.tv/warnermedia-acquires-you-i-tv

WarnerMedia completes acquisition of Kanata’s You.i TV

https://www.obj.ca/article/techopia/warnermedia-completes-acquisition-kanatas-youi-tv

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2020-12-15 Service Design for Victims of Violence

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You are invited to a special evening with Dr. Benjamin Roebuck, Research Chair of the Victimology Research Centre at Algonquin College. Ben has been invited to discuss findings from his collaborative study with the University of Ottawa that examines services that support victims of violence. As per his report:

“Understanding how people interact with service providers, the justice system, and other supports is central to exploring their process of navigating and negotiating the adversity that violence has introduced to their lives. Learning from what is helpful and unhelpful along the way becomes important to designing responses to violence that can better support resilience.”

Read the executive summary: https://bit.ly/CapCHI-2020-Roebuck

As featured on CBC’s All in a Day: https://www.cbc.ca/listen/live-radio/1-92

As featured on CTV News: http://ctv.news/29XAdFF

Dr. Benjamin Roebuck is Research Chair of the Victimology Research Centre and Professor of the Victimology postgraduate program at Algonquin College. https://www.linkedin.com/in/benjamin-roebuck-5008a719/

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2020-11-17 Bicycle Craft Brewery Virtual Field Trip

Join us for an exciting virtual field trip to Bicycle Craft Brewery, makers of beer inspired by the wild places you discover when riding your bike. Your host, Anna Theus, will broadcast from the brewery via live video to our Zoom channel. Tune in to learn how Bicycle makes their different kinds of unfiltered ales. Ask their brewmaster anything about the art and science of our favourite suds. At the end of the night, enter your name in a draw to win some Bicycle swag! For the full experience, you can order Bicycle ales via their website in advance using their curb-side pickup and delivery option.

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2020-09-15 Homecoming Trivia Night

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A very warm welcome home for our CapCHI family!

We are excited to kick-off the 2020–2021 season with a trivia networking event. The evening will feature an introduction to the CapCHI executive team, followed by an overview of the fantastic season we have lined up. Then, we will break out into several rooms to get to know each other, and test our wits with a round of carefully crafted UX brain teasers.

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2020-05-05 COVID-19 Design Jam

CapCHI WDO COVID-19 Design Jam, May 5, 2020 6-8 pm...

The World Design Organization (WDO) recently partnered with IBM and Design for America to create a global mobilization effort in response to COVID-19. Their 24-hour COVID-19 Design Challenge had teams from around the world tackle seven identified problem spaces. The second round will refine proposed recommendations.

You are invited to a two-hour design jam that will dovetail into the WDO COVID-19 Design Challenge. Hosted by our very own Hala Hawa and Raquel Alves, and facilitated by Kevin Grignon from IBM Ottawa, our two-hour event will further examine outcomes from the WDO initiative.

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