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Community meeting/workshop schedule

Overview

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On Wednesday at Tuesdays 2:30 00 PM ET, the inclusive design community gathers together to learn and discussion discuss various topics . The community workshops in the form of a workshop or a design critique.

  • Workshops provide the inclusive design community an opportunity for engaging with a broader community to spur our creative processes with topics that may align with our projects, be lateral with, or challenge our ideas by providing alternative perspectives. It also provides the opportunity to make connections with the work of those in the broader community.
  • Design critique (or more informally a "crit") is an opportunity for us to come together as a small group and examine and discuss a creative artifact - a design wireframe, a persona, a newly-implemented UI or software component, etc. These design crits are informal, constructive, specific, and respectful. It's a forum where anyone from the community can bring their designs and receive feedback. For more information, refer to "Design Crits - Additional Information" below.

Note about dates and times: In order to be flexible, occasionally the date and times of the meetings will change. Please note these changes in the Upcoming schedule below.

Topic

To join the conversation please come to the IDRC office in Toronto or remotely through our Vidyo conference in the fluid_standup room. You may need to install the Vidyo app on your computer or portable device before joining.

Upcoming

join us remotely at this Zoom web conference room.

In-person meetings have been suspended due to closures related to COVID-19.

Creative Commons and Community Conduct

Contributions to community workshops and design crits are done under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. This includes audio and video recordings, notes, and artifacts taken during these meetings.

Community workshops and design crits follow the Fluid and Inclusive Design Community Code of Conduct. Attendees of these meetings are expected to understand and respect the guidance in the Code of Conduct.


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Upcoming

Topic

Meeting format

Facilitator

Date

TimeLinks /
NotesCANCELLEDDec 5ELIA FontByron Johnson, Andrew ChepaitisDec 12Meeting NotesCANCELLEDDec 19CANCELLEDDec 26CANCELLEDJan 2GSoC 2019 BrainstormingAlan, Cindy

Jan 9

Google Summer of Code 2019 with the Fluid ProjectJan 16Creative AmnestyClaudia McKoyJan 23Jan 30
NotesCoordinator
GSoC 2020 RetrospectiveWorkshopJustin

Community Meeting: Ontario Digital ServiceWorkshopSpencer DanielsTBD2 - 3:30pm ET
Coding to Learn (part 1)WorkshopSepidehNov. 102 - 3:30pm ET
Coding to Learn (part 2)WorkshopSepidehNov. 242 - 3:30pm ET
Jonathan Hung

Past

Workshops from previous years can be seen on the Previous Community Workshop Topics page. Video recordings may not have captions. If you would like to contribute to captioning any of the videos, please reach out to us through the fluid-work mailing list.

Topic

Meeting format

Facilitator

Date

TimeLinks / Notes
IDRC Website Visual DesignDesign CritUttara, CherylOct 203 - 4pm ET
Community contributor guide for web projectsCritJon, NedSeptember 29, 20202 - 3pm ET

Examples:

IDRC Website co-design workshopWorkshopCheryl & UttaraSept. 15, 20202 - 3:30pm ET
Community Meeting: Care for the Future (AMC Plenary screening)WorkshopCheryl LiSept. 1, 20202 - 3:30pm ETVideo recording of the Care for the Future AMC Plenary (Youtube)
IDRC WebsiteCritCheryl LiAug. 18, 20202 - 3:30pm ET
Jonathan Hung
GSoC 2020: Controller Input ProjectCritTony Atkins

Aug. 11, 2020

10 - 11am ET

Presentation slides (Google Slides)

Zoom video recording

Zoom chat transcript

Video demo of plugin (Youtube)

Github repo


Accessible Survey toolsWorkshopDavid, Gloria

Aug. 4, 2020

2 - 3:30pm ET

Agenda and notes (Google Doc)


Fable IntroductionWorkshopAbidTuesday May 26 ( 2 - 3pm ET)
Video Recording
DEEP 2020 - brainstormingWorkshopGloria, VeraMay 19

Transcript

Google Doc

Slides


Problems Machine Learning can SolveWorkshopTedApril 1

Video Recording

Slides

Google Doc


MyL3WorkshopSepideh, Dana, and PhilipMarch 25

Video Recording

Google Doc

(Floe) Preference Exploration and Self-Assessment (MyL3)


Designing and Programming with MultiplicityWorkshopPhilip TchernavskijMarch 18
Meeting Notes

Skills Development: Remote collaboration strategies

WorkshopJustinMarch 11
Notes (Google Doc)
Assessment ProcessWorkshopLorna LoFebruary 26
Video
Skills Development: Accessible web design, implementation, and validation tools and techniquesWorkshopJon HungFebruary 19

Video

Audio

Notes (Google doc)


Making OCAD You - PassportWorkshopIDRCFebruary 12
  • Local only
  • Special time (2 - 3pm)

Discussion about IrisbondWorkshopEduardo JaureguiFebruary 5
Irisbond
Kindle AccessibilityWorkshopJoAnna HuntJanuary 28
Special date and time (10am ET)
Machine Learning: What it can and can't doWorkshop

Ted Thompson

January 22

Meeting Notes

Slides

Video Recording


Google Summer of Code 2020 planning & brainstormingWorkshop
January 8
Google Summer of Code 2020 with the Fluid Project

Suggested Future topics

Topic

Facilitator

Agile development: planning

Michelle
Teacher to talk about education plans (EP)Guest?
Students with learning disabilities to talk about their experiencesGuest?
People working with students on mindfulness and mental healthGuest?
Talk to people who teach children to programLighthouse Labs?
Someone from able gamers to talk about how people with various disabilities interact with gamesGuest?
People working with young adults with autismGuest?
Rose? How people engage in social connections and relationshipsGuest?
Empathy Toy
Engage with OCAD students to talk about their projects and/or areas of study. ( MDes and others)Guest?
Music TherapyTheresa
Someone who has developed software for older adults

Guest?

Someone who works with brain sensing techMuse?

Someone to talk about entrepreneurship and marketing ( how to reach people to use our software and services e.g. P4A, Outside-in, hack-a-thons, etc.)

Guest?
Latest A11y models and principles to follow, and language to use ( e.g. things that the MDes students are taught )Jutta?
Accessibility in the Toronto Public LibraryGuest?

Case Studies of User Creativity in Computing (Monthly)

  • Minecraft (led by: Michelle and other)
  • Sound Shapes ( Shaw Han??? )
  • IFTT (Jon)
  • etc

Skills Development workshops (Monthly?) Below are some examples of topics that could be covered.

  • Refreshers (e.g. using ARIA)
  • best practices
  • using new features (e.g. new CSS, HTML, JS)
  • new frameworks
  • new tools
  • design techniques
  • etc.

Offsite Visit: LocationTopicContact
Mozilla
Yura Zenevich
STEAMLabs

Underground Hack Lab?

Blooorview Research Institute

IDI Partners (e.g. UofT, Ryerson, etc)

KidsLearningCode/GirlsLearningCodeTeaching children to program
Kathryn BarrettCentre for Social InnovationEntrepreneurship and marketingAdil DhallaCognitive Aging Lab (Ryerson)Designing for older adults ( ? )Sara Gallant

Challenges / Hack Session / WorkshopFacilitator

Past

Workshops from previous years can be seen on the Previous Community Workshop Topics page. Video recordings may not have captions. If you would like to contribute to captioning any of the videos, please reach out to us through the fluid-work mailing list.

Topic

Facilitator

Date

Links / Notes

Addressing Institutional Barriers to Access in Financial SystemsKris CowardNov 28

Meeting Notes

Video Recording

WCAG 2.1 changesLisaNov 21

Meeting Slides

Video Recording

Prefs FrameworkJustinNov 14

Meeting Notes

Video Recording

"Seeing with Other Eyes"LisaNov 7

Meeting Notes

Exhibit

Design History and Speculative Future of UIOAlanOct 31

Meeting Notes

Video Recording

Project Show and TellOct 24GSoC Mentors Summit DebriefGregorOct 17On Continuing Creativity and What Lies in the Path of the Revolution: Thinking through the hard problems of designing, using, and changing software in practice.Colin Clark, Antranig Basman, Philip TchernavskijOct 3

Meeting Notes

Video Recording

Documenting Accessibility in WireframesRob CarrSep 26

Meeting Notes

Video Recording

Connecting Offline Learners to the World's KnowledgeNicole ComfortoSep 19

Meeting Notes

Slides

Video Recording

The Republic of Childhood: Learning from the FutureNeil WilsonSep 12

Meeting Notes

Video Recording

Creating a Meaningful Involvement Prototype for WCAG SilverCybele SackSep 5

Video Recording

New Inclusive Housing Model - Feedback SessionChris Zhang / Mohsen MahjoobniaAug 29

Meeting Notes

Video Recording

Smart CitiesGillian / SyedaAug 22

Slides

Meeting Notes

Video Recording

Presentation on GSoC 2018 ProjectsGSoC StudentsAug 15

Meeting Notes

Video Recording

Designing a way-finding tool for people with cognitive difficultiesNeeta KhanujaAug 7

Meeting Notes

Video Recording

Inclusive Activities BrainstormingJon HungAug 1Video RecordingExoskeleton DevicesJohn ByrneJuly 25

Meeting Notes

Video Recording

MyData - A human-centered approach to personal data managementTeemu RopponenJuly 18

Meeting Notes

Slides

English Whitepaper

Video Recording

BIG IDeA and Our Doors Are OpenDavid PereyraJuly 4

Meeting Notes

Video Recording

Accessible Media Production program at Mohawk CollegeJennifer JahnkeJune 27

https://www.mohawkcollege.ca/programs/graduate-studies/accessible-media-production-390

Meeting Notes

Video Recording

Inclusive Design and Frugal DesignDaniel UraJune 20

Meeting Notes

Video Recording

CANCELLED - due to APCP F2F Meeting.June 13co-op student presentationco-op studentsJune 6Video RecordingFableMay 30Video RecordingLaboratory Assistive Devices - Collaboration & DistributionRonald SoongMay 23Meeting NotesFirefox accessibility Inspector, AOM, and etc.Yura ZenevichMay 16

Introducing the Accessibility Inspector

Meeting Notes

Video Recording

New Infusion Framework featuresAntranigMay 9

Documentation pull (pls review)

Implementation pull (pls review)

Paper (too late to review!)

Design Guides Activities: Part 2Dana, SepidehMay 2

Design Guides

Video Recording

Speculative StorytellingAndre BaynesApril 25Video RecordingCommunity Engagement through ComicsAlthea BalmesApril 18

Meeting Notes

Video Recording

Disability PolicyRachel HeebApril 11

Meeting Notes

Video Recording

Design Guides ActivitiesDana, SepidehApril 4Design GuidesOnboarding for learning with online systemsAlana CallanMar 28

Meeting Notes

Slides

Video Recording

Introduction to Makers Making ChangeStewart RusselMar 21

Meeting Notes

Slides

Video Recording

Critical Perspectives on the BlockchainEdward BuchiMar 14

Meeting Notes

Video Recording

IDeA Competition 2018Brian Carriere

Mar 7

https://www.univcan.ca/programs-and-scholarships/innovative-designs-accessibility-competition/Co-creating 8 80 Cities: How to meaningfully engage communities to build inclusive citiesRyan O'ConnorFeb 28

http://www.880cities.org/

Meeting Notes

Video Recording

Digital health surveillance & Digital rightsEllie MarshallFeb 21

Meeting Notes

Video Recording

Pattern Languages

SimonFeb 7

An introduction to Pattern Languages and discussion of a Pattern Language for Infusion.

Meeting Notes

Video Recording

How to design a tool for designers?Shahab PourtalebiJan 31Meeting NotesPooling and Sharing Inclusive Design ResourcesIDRCJan 24

Relevant links:

Innovative regulatory instruments that inform the Accessibility EcosystemAlastair McEwin / JuttaJan 17

Meeting Notes

Blockchain to DesignEdward BuchiJan 10

Meeting Notes

Video Recording

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Design Crits - Additional Information

A critique (or more informally a "crit") is an opportunity for us to come together as a small group and examine and discuss a creative artifact - a design wireframe, a persona, a newly-implemented UI or software component, etc.

These design crits are informal, constructive, specific, and respectful. It's a forum where anyone from the community can bring their designs and receive feedback.

The idea is to focus on tangibles, not on abstract plans:

  • What have we designed or built?
  • why is it like this, what are its strengths, and how can we make it better?

Since these meetings are participant driven, there will be occasions when the crit will not meet. Meetings will be announced in the schedule above, and to the relevant mailing lists (i.e. inclusive design community list, and fluid-work).

Why do Critiques?

Techniques like UX Walkthroughs, Inclusive Design Mapping Tool ("Petals & Flowers"), or User States and Contexts will help us concretely assess and discuss an artifact from different perspectives. It's based on the idea that creative work gets stronger when it is discussed amongst peers and diverse ideas are considered.

Crits help us to: 

  • amplify the strengths of a design
  • suggest alternative trajectories
  • reflect on our work through the lenses of different users
  • identify areas of confusion
  • focus on tangible artifacts, not just abstract ideas or goals

Design crits are intentionally informal and casual

We try to keep design crits very informal and casual on purpose. This makes it easier for participants to share designs (requiring less time preparing formal presentations), and opens up more time for organic conversations. A formal presentation of your project or design is not required, and we encourage a more conversational approach.

Presenting at Design Crits

Design crits are a great opportunity to discuss designs, refine ideas, ask questions, and get feedback. To get the most out of a design crit:

  • Come prepared with specific design issues to share - this will help focus the discussion on the topics that will help you.
  • Try not cover too much or expect to have every question addressed.
  • Design crits are intended to be 1 hour in length to help keep the discussion productive and specific.
  • If needed, another design crit can be scheduled to continue the discussion, or you can take advantage of the Inclusive Design Community mailing list to reach a broader audience.