2021-10-19 We Are Cyborg – The Future of Implantable Tech with Tamara Banbury

Hosted by Anna Theus and CapCHI

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Pop culture assures us that cyborgs are inevitable but how might this cyborgian future begin? Will it be military tech that filters to public use like the internet, radar, or duct tape did? Will it be robotics tech that becomes medically effective such as motorized limb & joint prosthetics or eyeball cameras? Or will it be DIY grinders who build tech in their home workshops and jam it into their bodies just to see what happens? Would it surprise you to know that all 3 scenarios are happening all over the world today? What might the UX future look like when people have chip implants, video cam eyeballs, or neural antennae? What policies or regulations should be put in place before we all merge into the Borg?

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2021-09-21 Designing Customer Experience with Rob Smith

Hosted by Raquel Alves and CapCHI

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We’re back!

We have an exciting year lined up, and to kick it off we’ve invited Rob Smith to drop by and talk about his approach to designing customer experience for some of the biggest brands.

Founder and Chief Creative Officer of Green Melon, Rob has spent the past thirty years reinventing the way brands engage and intrigue their customers. Drawing from his work with clients like Farm Boy, DC Comics, and the Royal Canadian Mint, Rob will discuss how successful brands consider a customer’s journey, from their first step into a retail space to the moment they select a product from the shelf.

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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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CapCHI Statement on Anti-Racism

CapCHI Statement on Anti-Racism

This past week we have witnessed the impact of racism. Racism is dehumanizing to everyone, especially the BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Colour) community. UX is founded on human-centred principles. As UX professionals, we therefore have a responsibility to identify systems that negatively impact the people our work is intended for. As a community of UX designers, researchers, engineers and educators, we must be committed to fighting prejudice, and working together to eliminate racism. CapCHI is committed to being an organization where everyone is respected and belongs.

Scaffolding Anti-racism resources: https://docs.google.com/…/1PrAq4iBNb4nVIcTsLcNlW8z…/preview

NYT Antiracism list: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/29/books/review/antiracist-reading-list-ibram-x-kendi.html?referringSource=articleShare

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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2020-04-07 Ethics in UX (Online)

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We are excited to announce this event has been rescheduled online!

You are invited to a panel discussion on ethics in user-experience research and design. Professionals from government, not-for-profit, academic, and private sectors have been invited to discuss ethics from their perspective. Following these short talks, we will break out into virtual rooms to discuss specific themes in smaller groups. Afterwards, we will return to the main room to for a moderated discussion, when we will open the floor to everyone.

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