Hosted by Anna Theus and CapCHI
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?
Hosted by Raquel Alves and CapCHI
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.
On June 24, 2021, the global UX community lost a giant, a champion, and a friend. Mike Atyeo has had a long history with CapCHI, and as a former Chair, his contributions to our organization still continues to have an impact and shape who we are today. Mike will be missed…
Read Farewell to a Friend: Mike Atyeo, at DFFNT…
Join us for a very special evening with economist, columnist, entrepreneur and activist Erica Ifill.
As a columnist for the Hill Times and founder of Not in My Colour, Erica has been a voice for equity and inclusivity in government, technology and design.
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.
CapCHI is on break in June, July and August 2020. We will be back in September for the 2020-2021 season!
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
CapCHI Annual General Meeting (AGM) takes place on Tuesday, May 12, 2020. All volunteers and members of the community are welcome to join this executive… To attend or details: email@example.com.
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.
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.