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Community meeting/workshop schedule


On Wednesday at 2:30 PM ET, folks from the IDRC, Fluid community, and others gather the inclusive design community gathers together to learn and discussion various topics. The community workshops provide us 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 tolateral 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.

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.


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    Links / Notes
    Douglas C. Engelbart's 1968 demo - Video ( last 30 minutes ) + DiscussionJustin / MichelleNov 9
    Video: Graphic MeansLisaJuly 17http://
  • Pair/Mob ProgrammingMichelle / AlanNov 16 Mozilla HiveSimona RamkissonNov 23 Accessibility in MOOCs: The current state and next stepsFrancisco IniestoNov 30 Inclusive Design OER - Design CritDavid / KobiDec 7 TBD Dec 14 Cancelled - Due to holidays Dec 21 Cancelled - Due to holidays Dec 28 Cancelled - Due to holidays Jan 4 GSoC 2017 BrainstormingJustinJan 11 Inclusive Design OERKobi and DavidJan 18 TBD Jan 25
    ILDH design refresh critiqueCaren WatkinsJuly 24

    July 31

    August 7

    August 14


    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.




    Links / Notes

    Accessibility at TPLWinona McMorrowMay 22Video Recording
    Feedback for upcoming co-design sessionAmple LabsMay 15


    Video Recording

    Presentation Slides

    Clinic for Open Source ArtsChristopher Coleman
    April 24

    Clinic for Open Source Arts

    Video Recording

    Various topics relating to inclusive design and design managementJohan VerstraeteApril 3

    Video Recording

    Presentation Slides

    National Young Farmers Coalition beta appLindsey Lusher Shute, Michael Parker, Dan StoneMarch 27

    Meeting notes

    Video Recording

    Beverley School staff visit to IDRC
    March 20
    More than a feeling? Scientific evidence on perceiving music through a sense of touch. Sean GilmoreMar 13

    Meeting notes

    Video Recording

    CBC digital documentary series Red ButtonJonathan JudeMar 6

    Meeting notes

    Video Recording

    Creative AmnestyClaudia McKoyFeb 20

    Meeting Notes

    Video Recording

    Chronopoetical Systems of Sounding Vision, All at Once: a residency at Signal CultureColin ClarkFeb 13

    Meeting Notes

    Video recording

    Ample Labs: Using technology to empower individuals experiencing homelessness.Cheryl Li, CG Chen, Matt WongJan 23

    Meeting Notes

    Ample Labs

    Video recording

    Presentation slides

    Ontario Standard Form Lease Redesign

    Francesca (Law & Design Colab)Jan 16

    Meeting Notes

    Video recording

    GSoC 2019 BrainstormingAlan, Cindy

    Jan 9

    Google Summer of Code 2019 with the Fluid Project

    Meeting Notes

    Suggested Future topics



    Agile development: planning

    Assistive Technology demos from actual usersGuest?
    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
    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


    Someone who works with brain sensing tech

    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.)

    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

    BluedotDesign practices and considerations STEAMLabs  
    Offsite Visit: LocationTopicContact

    Yura Zenevich

    Underground Hack Lab?

    Blooorview Research Institute
      Toronto Rehabilitation 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




    Workshops from previous years can be seen on the Previous Community Workshop Topics page.




    Links / Notes

    Ursula Franklin: The Real World of TechnologyMichelle / DanaNov 2 of Complex Medical Data using Next-Generation Holo-graphic TechniquesMichael Page ( Phase Lab OCADU )Oct 26

    Video Recording

    Douglas C. Engelbart's 1968 demo - VideoJustin / AlanOct 19



    Applying Market Research and Analysis Practices

    Jim Tobias

    Oct 5

    SlidesGSoC 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


    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


    PhET Sims:


    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


    "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


    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


    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


    eHealth and Digital Services Innovation in SwedenVivian VimarlundJanuary 13 




    Check out the Meetings page for more reoccurring events.

    Check out the Collaborate page for more ways to get involved!