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    • 08 Feb 2018
    • 6:45 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Galbraith Building, 35 St George St, Room 120

    Date: Thursday February 8, 2018

    Time: 6:45pm: Networking | 7pm: Presentation
    Location: Galbraith Building, 35 St George St,  Room 120

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

    Creating An Award-winning Intranet From Scratch


    How do you design an intranet that is one of the 10 best-designed intranets for 2018 according to the Nielsen Norman Group's 17th Intranet Design Annual?

    Join us to find out. We'll hear from three members of a winning team who will share what they did in terms of design strategy, visual and UX design, information architecture, business & stakeholder management, working with remote teams, and development .

    Presenter Bios

    Radley Dioso is a multidisciplinary designer who specializes in UX/UI design and front-end development. He has over a decade of professional experience developing and deploying design projects on various scales and verticals. Radley also has over six years of professional experience as a client-facing consultant. Radley has worked with clients in multiple industries including: public sector, banking, telecommunications, automotive, professional sports, arts and culture.  Radley’s expertise ranges from concept to design, information architecture, usability assessments and technical specifications for global teams. He uses appealing visual design and elegant code to create compelling omni-channel user experiences.

    Kathy Coats is a Senior User Experience Consultant, IBM Design Thinking leader and Manager in IBM Interactive Experience (IX) Canada. She has delivery responsibility for all of Canada in designing usable, creative and innovative interfaces. Kathy has worked with IBM for twenty-eight (28) years delivering experiences in gathering both business and user requirements, information architecture, usability and design and in leading Design Thinking initiatives. In the last twenty (20) years, she has focused on being an advocate for the user and the total user experience. Kathy have successfully been involved with the design and development of digital experiences for a variety of industries including, financial, insurance, retail, public sector and government. Her most recent engagements include User Experience Design Lead for organizations seeking to start or continue a design presence in all their work. She has also been instrumental in helping to grow practitioners skills in leadership, consulting, sales and Design Thinking. She is passionate in working with people helping them to find their passion and grow their skills within IBM. She will never say no someone wanting to have a discussion with her on how to grow their skills, career or their dreams at IBM or in life.

    Armin Tabrizi has worked in the UX field for 5 years, starting as a User Centered Design specialist at IBM, and is now a Senior Consultant at IBM focusing on Experience Design & Strategy. He has worked within the banking, manufacturing, telecommunication, financial & professional services, and media and entertainment fields. He is a graduate of the University of Toronto’s Industrial (Systems) Engineering program, specializing in Human Factors and Information Systems

Past events

14 Dec 2017 User Experience Design Case Studies, Student Project Presentations
09 Nov 2017 TorCHI Celebrates World Usability Day with Inclusive Design Thinking Workshop [VIDEO]
19 Oct 2017 Designing for Virtual Reality — Beyond the Games, John Schrag, Autodesk [VIDEO]
21 Sep 2017 Cineplex Rewind, Fast Forward: Sprinting from Concepts to Actionable Results [VIDEO]
28 Jun 2017 IBM Toronto UX Research Showcase
11 May 2017 The (Very Near) Future of Retail in Canada – Naumi Haque, Strategy and Insights Manager, Google
20 Apr 2017 Optimizing UX for Agile - and vice versa: A panel discussion
13 Mar 2017 How User Experience impacts Brand Equity – Snigdha Sah, Senior Lead UX Specialist, GfK Canada
30 Jan 2017 The Shock and Awe of Incremental Website Improvements – by Morag Johnston
12 Dec 2016 TorCHI Visit to Ryerson's Syn Lab with Prof Ali Mazalek
10 Nov 2016 TorCHI celebrates World Usability Day 2016 with "Confessions of a Recovering Designer: Shedding the Right UX Baggage to Make Great Experiences Thrive" by Andrew Chak
18 Jul 2016 Evaluating User Experience Using the UX Graph and Experience Recollection Methods by Masaaki Kurosu
26 May 2016 TorCHI's CHI2016 San Jose Conference Highlights Review.
28 Apr 2016 CIBC UX Lab Tour - UX Research & Design at CIBC
28 Jan 2016 Learnings from Designing CBC's 2015 Federal Election Dashboard
10 Dec 2015 Taking the Long View with UX: Successful Leadership Strategies that Involve Building Trust, Empathy, and Relationships
12 Nov 2015 TorCHI Celebrates World Usability Day 2015 Focus on Innovation
23 Oct 2015 1-day workshop: UX Design with the Mind in Mind
22 Oct 2015 Designing Websites for an Aging Population: Toward Universal Design
24 Jun 2015 ROGERS - The shift to customer-first: from data to strategy to experience
08 Jun 2015 TorCHI's CHI2015 Korea Conference Highlights Review.
30 Apr 2015 Next Generation Virtual World, Michael Macedonia
09 Mar 2015 Designing tools that provide advice: Some advice for UX designers
04 Feb 2015 Listening through Customer Insights, Adam Froman, CEO Delvinia & AskingCanadians
19 Jan 2015 Designing for Work, Karel Vredenburg, IBM Director of Design
10 Dec 2014 KMDI & TorCHI Present – Designed to Disconnect: Technologies of Non-Use and Communication Avoidance
13 Nov 2014 UX Bootcamp - Hands-On Practice of Collaborative, Interactive, & Engaging UX Techniques
29 Oct 2014 Designing Next Generation Desktop Phones: A Case Study in Evidence-Based Design
11 Sep 2014 The Future of Making - 3D Printing
19 Jun 2014 Investigating the Role of Human Factors within IBM
22 May 2014 CHI 2014 Conference Debrief at ToRCHI
09 Apr 2014 ToRCHI Preview of CHI presentations from DGP Lab UofT
28 Mar 2014 Agile UX Toolkit 1-day workshop
26 Feb 2014 The Usability of Usability, Andrew Chak, TD Bank
16 Jan 2014 Institutionalization of UX – An Object Oriented Approach, by Eric Schaffer, HFI [VIDEO]
12 Dec 2013 Advancing UX in Your Organization
14 Nov 2013 Celebrate World Usability Day with ToRCHI & UHN
16 Oct 2013 Cognitive Distractions in Driving
25 Sep 2013 Slings and Arrows: The Outrageous Fortunes of UX Management
06 Jun 2013 The Triple Revolution: How Networked Individualism Plays Out in Community, Family and Work
15 Apr 2013 ToRCHI PREVIEWS - CHI’13 Paris Conference Presentations
28 Mar 2013 Workshop: Foundations of design practice
20 Feb 2013 Rethinking Tablet User Experience by James Wu (Kobo)
30 Jan 2013 Skill Building for Design Innovators
12 Dec 2012 How do you make great digital products?
17 Oct 2012 TorCHI visit to the Inclusive Design Research Centre at OCADU
10 Sep 2012 User Experience in the Age of Sustainability
27 Jun 2012 Designing a self-administered cognitive test that runs through a web-browser: Myth or reality?
04 Jun 2012 CIBC iPad Banking App
04 Apr 2012 Digital Product Design at The Globe and Mail
23 Feb 2012 Mobile Web Design workshop
01 Feb 2012 User Strategies: Considerations for UX Analysis and Design
14 Dec 2011 Driver distraction and in-car information systems
10 Nov 2011 World Usability Day talk: Internet of Things
03 Oct 2011 Why touch input seems inaccurate and how to allow for high-precision touch input using a fingerprint scanner
29 Jun 2011 Designing Natural: The Secrets of Microsoft's Natural User Interfaces
08 Jun 2011 Site visit to Gesturetek
26 May 2011 Collaborative Gift Giving with GiveButtons
21 Apr 2011 Best practices in Interface Design and applying them to Microsoft Surface
17 Mar 2011 How HCI can save the World
17 Feb 2011 Technology's role in bereavement: Opportunities for design
15 Dec 2010 Experience Design by Tedde van Gelderen
11 Nov 2010 World Usability Day celebration
13 Oct 2010 Measuring Emotion
22 Sep 2010 User Experience at Research In Motion (RIM)
15 Jul 2010 Designing User-centric Experiences
17 Jun 2010 Cross-Cultural User-Experience Design and the Green Machine
17 Jun 2010 Mobile User Interface Design course
20 May 2010 CANCELED: Sustainable UX
28 Apr 2010 Touch User Experience Design
02 Feb 2010 Designing Safe Systems in Healthcare by Anjum Chagpar (UHN)
19 Jan 2010 Design for a Smarter Planet by Karel Vredenburg (IBM)
08 Dec 2009 Start Well, End Well: Using Sprint Zero
12 Nov 2009 Usable Climate Science
04 Jun 2009 Bell Usability Lab tour and presentation on “Beyond Text: Online Card Sorting with Images” by Jamie Hart
20 May 2009 The Aphasia Project: Designing Technology For and With People who have Aphasia
16 Apr 2009 Creating Insight Driven Digital Experiences
05 Feb 2009 Generational Differences – A User Experience Challenge
05 Feb 2009 One-day Course: Neuro Web Design & Recent Research for Usability and Interface Design
21 Jan 2009 3 Case Studies on Personas
16 Dec 2008 Future Interface Demos
13 Nov 2008 World Usability Day celebration
06 Nov 2008 From HCI to Interaction Design
01 Oct 2008 Talks on Microsoft Surface and Office UI
24 Jun 2008 June 24 presentation: There is a story behind every link
23 Jun 2008 UX+IA workshop: Toronto, June 2008
29 May 2008 DGPis40 celebration
27 Feb 2008 Tour of IBM Innovation Centre

More Past Events

 30-Jan-08 TorCHI @ Bell Usability Lab
 18-Dec-07 Ron Baecker on ePresence @ TorCHI
 8-Nov-07 World Usability Day @ TorCHI
 25-Oct-07 Mark Chignell @ TorCHI
 18-Jun-07 Bill Buxton @ TorCHI
 28-May-07 Ptanjali Chary of Oracle @ TorCHI
 25-Apr-07 TorCHI Lab Tour @ IBM
 21-Mar-07 TorCHI Tour @ Alias
 28-Feb-07 Ron Baecker @ TorCHI
 7-Feb-07 TorCHI @ CNIB hosted by Lesley MacDonald
 9-Nov-06 World Usability Day @ The Drake Hotel
 28-Sep-06 Khai Truong - Audio Based Reminders @ TorCHI
 31-May-05 TorCHI's Banking Panel
 28-Apr-05 TorCHI & TUPA @ eHEALTH
 21-Mar-05 Paul McInnerney on Task Analysis @ TorCHI
 15-Dec-04 TorCHI @ Ryerson Accessibility Centre
 16-Nov-04 Home Run Event
 22-Apr-04 Helen Maskery @ TorCHI
 17-Dec-03 TorCHI Christmas Party
 13-Nov-03 Aaron Markus @ TorCHI
 16-Sep-03 Karel Vredenburg @ TorCHI
 5-Jun-03 Jared Spool @ TorCHI - Full Day Workshop
 20-Mar-03 Customer Experience Presentation @ TorCHI
 8-Mar-03 Ron Baecker @ TorCHI
 27-Feb-03 Evelyn Lo @ TorCHI
 12-Dec-02 TorCHI @ York University HCI Lab
 28-Nov-02 Antonia Palmer @ TorCHI
 22-Oct-02 TorCHI Panel with 3 Usability Experts
 19-Sep-02 TorCHI Meeting @ Roberts, UofT
 20-Jun-02 TorCHI @ DCIEM
 10-Jun-02 TorCHI Full Day Workshop @ Faculty Club, UofT
 16-Apr-02 Catherine Devlin @ TorCHI
 28-Feb-02 Kim Vincente @TorCHI
 17-Jan-02 TorCHI Meeting @ UofT Sanford Fleming Blue Room
 12-Dec-01 TorCHI Christmas Party @ Summit Grill
 25-Oct-01 MAPTUIT @ TorCHI
 7-Jun-01 Barry Wellman @ TorCHI
 14-May-01 Jeff Raskin @ TorCHI - Full Day Workshop
 20-Mar-01 724 Solutions @ TorCHI
 27-Feb-01 Meeting Requirements Engineering
 27-Feb-01 Steve Mann @ TorCHI
 10-Feb-00 TorCHI @ Alias/Wavefront
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