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Community meeting/workshop schedule

Overview

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On Wednesday at Tuesdays 2:30 00 PM ET, folks from the IDRC, Fluid community, and others gather the inclusive design community gathers together to learn and discussion discuss various topics . The community workshops provides us 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
tangential to
  • lateral with, or challenge our ideas
and notions
  • 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.

Cancelled - Due to holidays Jan 4 

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

Topic

Facilitator

Date

Links / Notes

Applying Market Research and Analysis Practices

Jim Tobias

Oct 5

SlidesCancelled - Due to DEEP Oct 12 Douglas C. Engelbart's 1968 demo - VideoJustinOct 19VideosVisualization of Complex Medical Data using Next-Generation Holo-graphic TechniquesMichael Page ( Phase Lab OCADU )Oct 26Special Time ( 10 am ET )Ursula Franklin: The Real World of TechnologyMichelle / DanaNov 2 TBD Nov 9 TBD Nov 16 TBD Nov 23 TBD Nov 30 TBD Dec 7 TBD Dec 14 Cancelled - Due to holidays Dec 21 Cancelled - Due to holidays Dec 28 

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 / 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
Assistive Technology demos from actual users
Guest?
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 program
Guest
Lighthouse 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 tech
Guest
Muse?

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
  BluedotDesign practices and considerations STEAMLabs  

Yura Zenevich
STEAMLabs

Underground Hack Lab?
    


IDI Partners (e.g. UofT, Ryerson, etc)
  Toronto Rehabilitation Institute 
 


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.

Topic

Facilitator

Date

Links / Notes

GSoC Projects DiscussionGSoC StudentsSep 28

Data Visualizations:

Responsive Music UI Controls:

Discovery Cat:

UIO/Learner Options:

 

Site deployment tasks

JustinSep 21Website Deployment ChecklistInfusion 2.0 release prep ( pre-testing, discussions, and etc.)JustinSep 14 Infusion 2.0 Release StatusSonification Primer - Video ( Part 2 )Video / JonSep 7 Sonification Primer - Video ( Part 1 )Video / JonAug 31 Computer Studies in Public High SchoolPak WongAug 24

Presentation

Video Recording

Discussion on Accessible GamingGodfrey and TimAug 17Google DocIntroduction to DesignDana and SepidehAug 10 Discussion: Interactive Touch Inputs with Screen ReadersJon / Justin

Aug 3

Discussion:

PhET Sims:

Other:

Introduction and Discussion of the GPII NexusSimonJuly 27RepoSelf assessment strategy for measuring and tracking software skills like collaboration and creativityJulia / Evangelos KaprosJuly 20

SkillTrack Report Presentation HCII2016.pdf

Learnovate Centre_Grow Your Skills with Peer Feedback.pdf

Discussion of use cases for built-in a11y features on Windows and Mac: Continued from June 22ndJuliaJuly 13a11y featuresDiscussion: Screen Reader StrategiesJon HungJuly 6

Discussion Guide and Notes (google doc)

Video Recording

Surfing the Internet with JAWS and MAGic!

Discussion: Working with students with Developmental Disabilities and how they use technology / sharing IDRC projectsDragan Pausak / Michelle D'SouzaJune 29

Applewood School

Video Recording Part 1

Video Recording Part 2

Discussion of use cases for built-in a11y features on Windows and MacJuliaJune 22a11y featuresCase Studies of User Creativity in Computing: "Self: The Movie"Video and Group DiscussionJune 15

Video

"Self: The Movie"

Inclusive Design Mapping Tool exerciseJuttaJune 1Requirement Mapping (Petals & Flowers)Case Studies of User Creativity in Computing: "Twine"AlanMay 25Presentation / DemoRequirement Mapping ( Petals & Flowers ) ( Staring at 3pm )JuttaMay 18Requirement Mapping (Petals & Flowers)Introduction to ProgrammingAlanMay 4Workshop Twine  
Presentation Slides Case Studies of User Creativity in Computing: LogoAntranigApril 27

 

MetatectureSteveApril 20

Demo

http://metatecture.ca

Wiki GardeningFluid TeamApril 13 Reserved for OCADU Vision & Mission Project March 30 SEOKatya BovykinaMarch 23 SlidesDiscuss about onboarding into the Fluid communityJustinMarch 16NotesAPCP Self-assessment dashboardJuttaMarch 9 IDRC Web Site Design: ( site map )Sepideh, Dana, JonMarch 2NotesCase Studies of User Creativity in Computing: Super Mario MakerSimonFebruary 24

Super Mario Maker: Nintendo's essence, in your hands by Christian Nutt (Gamasutra)

Moneyball, but for Mario—the data behind Super Mario Maker popularity (Ars Technica)

Super Mario Maker Bookmark (Nintendo web catalogue of courses)

Mario Maker Mornings: Part 83 [Don't Underestimate 8-Year-Old Kids]

IDRC Web Site Design: (next steps, who will do what, goals, and etc.)

MichelleFebruary 17

Notes

Design Sketches

Start Focused Fluid Infusion 2.0 release testing.Justin/MichelleFebruary 10

Test Plans

Testing Tasks

Mailing List Thread

Communication in Open Source Communities: How we can make things betterJustin / MichelleFebruary 3Fluid Project Communication SynchrospetiveCommunication in Open Source CommunitiesJustin / MichelleJanuary 27Fluid Project Communication SynchrospetiveGSoC 2016 project brainstormingJustinJanuary 20

Project Ideas - Brainstorming

GSoC 2016 Projects

GSoC

eHealth and Digital Services Innovation in SwedenVivian VimarlundJanuary 13 


 

 

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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.