TorCHI  Toronto Region Computer Human Interaction

Toronto Region's group on Computer-Human Interaction (TorCHI) is a local chapter of the ACM's special interest group on Computer-Human Interaction (SIGCHI). We are psychologists, designers, human factors engineers, computer scientists and computer users who meet to discuss and exchange ideas about human computer interaction, user experience, usability and user interface design.

Upcoming Events

Date: Thursday November 10, 7:00PM

Time: Networking starts at 6:45pm, Presentation starts at 7pm
Location: Wattpad 36 Wellington St E, Toronto ON M5E 1C7
: Free. Please RSVP as space is limited. Come and see what ToRCHI is all about, and if you like these presentations, join TorCHI for $20/year membership. 

Presenter: Andrew Chak, Head of Design, Wattpad


With 45 million monthly users, Wattpad has created a special community where readers can find unique stories not found anywhere else and burgeoning writers can launch their storytelling careers. As Wattpad transitions from funded startup to self-sustaining business, however, its product design team had to go completely sideways to enable its next stage of growth.

Andrew Chak recently joined Wattpad where he is transitioning from corporate scale to startup resourcefulness. With a coveted set of design and research resources, Andrew has had to re-valuate what the essential ingredients are for creating an unmatchable product experience.This session will cover the organizational baggage that needs to be shed, the tools that still deserve to be employed, and the problem traps to avoid in order to enable great product experiences to thrive within any organization.

Bio - Andrew Chak 

From agency, to enterprise, to startup, Andrew Chak has hacked table page layouts in Netscape, debated between responsive and adaptive design, and negotiated with stakeholders who just want to see the mockups. Andrew is Head of Design at Wattpad where aspiring writers share the most unique stories that 45 million monthly readers cannot find anywhere else.

Andrew was previously Head of User Experience for Rogers and Associate Vice President, Digital Customer Experience for TD. He loves to spend his days debating the finer points of a problem statement, observing users to notice the things that they don’t say, and creating those moments that will be the best parts of someone’s day.


User Experience / User Interface Designer (12 Month Contract) - at OTN (posted on July 14, 2016)

(Last updated: 2016-07-14)

OTN is seeking a User Experience / User Interface Designer.  As the User Experience / User Interface Designer you will contribute to promoting quality and consistency of UX/UI designs. As part of the UX/UI Design Team you will conduct user research and create simple and intuitive user experiences across OTN’s solutions suite. Develop storyboards, mock-ups and prototypes to effectively communicate interaction and design ideas, including maintaining the UX/UI style guide and establish design best practices. This role is located in the Toronto office and will report to the Team Lead, UX/UI Designer.

About Us: OTN is a world leader in telemedicine, helping Ontarians get more out of the health care system by bridging the distance of time and geography to bring more patients the care they need, where and when they need it.   Using innovative technology, OTN streamlines the health care process, while also expanding the way  knowledge is shared and how the medical community interacts with each other and with patients.  An independent, not-for-profit organization, OTN is funded by the Government of Ontario.  More Details about this posting

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