Fluxible 2019 Program

Conference registration is independent from Fluxible Workshops and Fluxible Meetups.

Saturday 21 Sep 2019
7:45am
Registration and networking
Baristas on duty. Breakfast not provided, but we’ll feed you for the rest of the day.
8:45am
Welcome and kickoff
9:00am
Bill DeRouchey
40-minute presentation
Bill DeRouchey
Explore the potential design challenges that today’s young designers may face in the coming decades.
9:45am
Tea Uglow
40-minute presentation
Tea Uglow
From poetry to philosophy to neuroscience to physics, let's explore how our cognition of reality matters when designing in a post-mobile era.
10:30am
Break
Connect, reflect, recharge
11:10am
Binh Tam Le
15-minute presentation
Binh Tam Le
Sharing a team’s experiments with producing a research podcast
11:25am
Shi Cao
15-minute presentation
Shi Cao
How modeling tools can support the quantitative evaluation of human factors in industrial practice.
11:45am
Tarek Loubani
40-minute presentation
Tarek Loubani
Small design decisions made during the engineering, packaging, and distribution of medical devices can have a big impact.
12:30pm
Lunch
Provided by Fluxible and hosted at local restaurants.
2:00pm
Meena Kothandaraman
40-minute presentation
Meena Kothandaraman
How to help research participants articulate their thoughts, thus relieving the pressure of needing to ask perfect questions.
2:45pm
Nick Dingle
40-minute presentation
Nick Dingle
Lessons learned from the journey of building a new design system at D2L.
3:30pm
Break
Connect, reflect, recharge
4:10pm
15-minute presentation
All shall be revealed, once the mystery has had time to further deepen.
4:25pm
Nora Young
40-minute presentation
Nora Young
Lessons about redesign and reinvention in a rapidly changing environment, from Nora's experience with Spark on CBC Radio.
5:15pm
Dinner, craft beer, cocktails, and door prizes.
Sunday 22 Sep 2019
7:45am
Doors open and baristas on duty
Breakfast not provided, but we’ll feed you for the rest of the day.
8:45am
Welcome and kickoff
9:00am
Patañjali Chary
40-minute presentation
Patañjali Chary
Learn to demonstrate how investing in design innovation is valuable to the business.
9:45am
Lola Oyelayo
40-minute presentation
Lola Oyelayo
Designer’s guide to navigating complex and hostile environments for design.
10:30am
Break
Connect, reflect, recharge
11:10am
Noble Ackerson
40-minute presentation
Noble Ackerson
Designing for trust and its four tenets: control, context, choice, and respect.
11:55am
Margaret Lee
40-minute presentation
Margaret Lee
Reflections on the evolution of Google UX since 2007, a period marked by tectonic shifts in technology, a rise in consumer expectations, and the individuation of UX as a discipline.
12:40pm
Lunch
Provided by Fluxible.
1:40pm
Darren Kropf
15-minute presentation
Darren Kropf
How shifts in design thinking are changing streetscapes in Kitchener and across Canada.
2:00pm
Samantha Soma
40-minute presentation
Samantha Soma
How changing your approach to learning can increase your capacity to face the unknown, and become a better leader in the process.
2:45pm
Fluxible Finale
It’s time to wrap this year’s edition of Fluxible!