2024-05-21 2024 CapCHI Student Showcase

Hosted by CapCHI and Hala Hawa.

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Our last and favourite event of the 2023/2024 season! Join us as we welcome emerging UX talent from Algonquin College, Carleton University and the University of Ottawa. Each team will have 10 minutes to present, followed by an open discussion from the audience.

DATE TIME: Tuesday May 21, 2024, 6:00-9:00 pm.

LOCATION: In-Person Event at Mulligans Golf Bar at 201 Queen St, Ottawa, Ottawa, ON K1P 5C9, 2nd Floor (Mozaik Street Food Eatery).

REGISTRATION: (Free!) https://www.meetup.com/CapCHI/events/300759508 

2024-04-16 Applying Neurovine™ EEG Technology to Improve Health Outcomes After Head Trauma

Hosted by CapCHI and Hala Hawa.

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Dr. Ashleigh Kennedy (Co-Founder and CEO) from Neurovine join Diana McGlinchey, MSc from the Victimology Research Centre at Algonquin College to discuss how Neurovine’s proprietary EEG headband and app are being used to improve outcomes for people who have experienced head trauma.

The team at Neurovine has worked with leading experts in the MedTech space, conducted trials in the Digital Health program at the Bruyère Research Institute, and worked with individuals diagnosed with post-concussion syndrome and other injuries to refine the technology.

Learn more about Neurovine: https://www.neurovine.ai

DATE TIME: Tuesday April 16, 2024, 6:00-8:00 pm.

LOCATION: In-Person Event at Mulligans Golf Bar at 201 Queen St, Ottawa, Ottawa, ON K1P 5C9, 2nd Floor.

REGISTRATION: (Free!) https://www.meetup.com/capchi/photos/34474544/

2024-03-19 A Career in Strategic Pioneering: Navigating Entry to Executive levels while leveraging the power of UX

Hosted by CapCHI and Hala Hawa.

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Fire Side Chat with Sonia Bot.

Moderated by CapCHI Co-chair Hala Hawa MDes, PMP 

Join us for an inspirational fireside chat with Sonia Bot on the role of CHI/UX in her career, executive/boardroom perspectives of CHI/UX, and insights on futures for CHI/UX in the context of systems thinking, disruptive innovation, Generative AI mainstreaming, and navigating complex transitions and transformations.

DATE TIME: Tuesday March 19, 2024, 6:00-8:00 pm.

LOCATION: In-Person Event at Mulligans Golf Bar at 201 Queen St, Ottawa, Ottawa, ON K1P 5C9, 2nd Floor.

  • COVID-19 safety measures: Event will be indoors!

REGISTRATION: (Free!) https://www.meetup.com/capchi/events/299364701/

2024-02-20 CapCHI Join the Conversation: Neuroinclusivity in Housing

Hosted by CapCHI and Anna T.

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Meet Taylor and Roxana for a meaningful conversation on Neuroinclusivity in Housing. The team’s focus involves curating tools and resources that foster neuroinclusivity in a website; documenting meaningful case studies; and fostering two-way knowledge exchange with stakeholders within the housing ecosystem. Join us on this journey that goes beyond research and design! Your presence will be a step towards stimulating a paradigm shift in housing for Autistic and Neurodivergent adults.

DATE TIME: Tuesday February 20, 2024, 6:00-8:00 pm.

LOCATION: In-Person Event at Mulligans Golf Bar at 201 Queen St, Ottawa, Ottawa, ON K1P 5C9, 2nd Floor.

  • COVID-19 safety measures: Event will be indoors!

REGISTRATION: (Free!) https://www.meetup.com/CapCHI/events/298886773

2023-12-19 Building accessibility into the engagement and the recruitment process (ONLINE EVENT)

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Join us for a remote lunch and learn!

In the UX and Research community, when we think of product or service design, we often consider accessibility best practices from the standpoint of the deliverable. This is important, but is it enough? Do we need to step back and examine the process of engaging with people to understand their experiences and needs?

The upcoming panel discussion will support us in considering accessibility from the perspective of engagement. How do we engage people so that the engagement process is accessible, particularly when working with people who have been historically excluded or who face systemic barriers, including but not limited to people who are differently-abled?

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2023-05-16 CapCHI Student Showcase Featuring uOttawa, Carleton and Algonquin

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CapCHI invites you to a very special evening featuring 6 projects developed by 9 students from various programs at the University of Ottawa, Carleton University and Algonquin College. In a pitch-style format, the event will feature a short presentation by each student or team followed by questions from the audience.

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2023-04-18 Co-designing a Future of Hybrid Intelligence

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AI is transforming the world. When we see a hybrid of intelligence, that is, human intelligence and AI, co-existing in our daily work and lives, should we be more excited or concerned? How do we mitigate the negative aspects of embracing AI and what type of control can we apply? Taking a forward-thinking approach, this talk aims to explore future directions in this new era and broaden the horizon of humans when working with machines.

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2023-03-21 Inclusivity in Research and Design: A Win-Win for Business and Society

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Join us to learn more about inclusivity in research and design from Lanre Jerry-Ijishakin.

Topics include:
 Practical tips for implementing inclusivity from ideation to product Launch
• Justifications for investing in Inclusive design
• Actionable steps toward inclusive design

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2023-02-21 The Innovation Hub: Human-centred Approach and its Impact on Veterans’ Services

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Join us to learn more about the small but mighty Innovation Hub team within Veterans Affairs Canada. Topics include:

  • Their origin story (how they got started)
  • How they are leveraging AI to alleviate redundant and time-consuming work, and
  • Some challenges and lessons learned along the way


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2022-12-20 A designer’s guide to documenting accessibility & user interactions (ONLINE)

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This is a special edition of CAPCHI, where we will be online for a lunch and learn for December. It will be 1.5 hours to allow for questions.

Accessibility is unfortunately still an afterthought on many projects. User interaction and accessibility requirements are poorly documented, at best. Or forgotten, when handing over designs to developer teams. Why fix it later, when you could do it right to start with? Why, What and How designers can document different aspects of accessibility and user interactions requirements to build better, more inclusive products from the start.

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