TorCHI  Toronto Region Computer Human Interaction

TorCHI members meet monthly to hear presentations and discuss topics in human computer interaction (HCI), user experience (UX), usability and user interface design. We are psychologists, visual designers, human factors engineers, front end developers, computer scientists and others. Founded in 1990 (!), TorCHI stands for Toronto Computer-Human Interaction and is a local chapter of the international organization ACM SIGCHI.

Upcoming Events

Cineplex Rewind, Fast Forward: Sprinting from Concepts to Actionable Results

Date: Thursday, September 21, 2017

Time: Networking starts at 6:45pm, Presentation starts at 7pm

Location: 140 St George St., Bissell Building,
Room 205 

Cost: Free. RSVP Required.  Come and see what ToRCHI is all about, and if you like these presentations, join ToRCHI for $20/year membership.


A year ago the Cineplex Store built a client-side UXD team aiming at increasing value for Cineplex guests by a test and learn approach. Since then, there has been a big shift in how business stakeholders collaborate with designers and developers. Furthermore incorporating iteration and continuous feedback to make more effective decisions in a quick manner.

We’ll walk you through a case study of our new digital products developed in our weekly design sprint rituals, including design jams, rapid testing and design circles. This approach is focused on aligning the team through constant collaboration to reach clearly defined goals and gain key learnings rapidly through early user validation.

Join us to hear some insights and war stories about design and user research mixed methodologies. We hope you’ll learn a bit more about Cineplex beyond the movie theatres and share your thoughts too.  


Mark Magnusson
| Cineplex Director of Interaction Design @MMagnus

Ana Hulshof | Cineplex Sr. Manager of Usability and Research

Details and RSVP

Designing for Virtual Reality — Beyond the Games

Date: Thursday, October 19, 2017

Time: Networking starts at 6:45pm, Presentation starts at 7pm

Location:  Autodesk IDEaS Lab, 661 University Avenue, Ground Floor at Corner of College & University

Cost: Free. RSVP Required.  Come and see what ToRCHI is all about, and if you like these presentations, join TorCHI for $20/year membership.


Virtual Reality is everywhere now, from high-end gaming systems like the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive to the cheap ubiquitous Google Cardboard that is powered by your mobile phone. VR is also finding application in many fields outside of games, including architecture, automotive design, civic infrastructure, genetic engineering, aviation and psychotherapy. But VR is more than just the latest device fad – humans engage in fundamentally different ways with VR environment. This opens a world of new opportunities for the designer, but also brings a new set of health and safety concerns. Many design and interaction techniques that work well for desktop and mobile UX simply don’t apply in VR UX. Learn about these challenges and new ways to approach design to create comfortable and compelling VR experiences.


John Schrag has been designing software tools for designers for over 30 years. Specializing in interface design for artistic users with open-ended tasks, John has helped create 3d graphics tools for graphic artists, typographers, industrial designers, automotive stylists, animators, filmmakers, sculptors, game designers, and architects. John has presented at UXPA, SIGGRAPH, SIGCHI and other conferences on the design of interactive 3d UI, user research methodologies, Agile UX, and virtual reality. Currently John is working at Autodesk, democratizing game engines, VR and AR technologies for architecture and construction.


Past Events & Related Events


Senior User Researcher at Rakuten Kobo Inc. Details and application:

CIBC, UX Research Jobs 
CIBC Digital department is looking to grow its UX Research team.  Go to and search under Current Opportunities for the following job codes.  

1) Senior Manager of UX Research  Job ID: 17003618

2) UX Researcher (6 month contract) Job ID: 17003615

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