Highlights from CANUX 2019

Day 1

Cyd Harrell — UX for Institutions: This is how we win the time war

Cyd Harrell with slide behind her that says ‘public servants make more design decisions than the entire design industry’
Cyd Harrell on the canux stage 2019
Sketchnotes by Eva-Lotta Lamm

Dr. Tarek Loubani —Every second counts: product design for the front lines of Gaza

Sketchnotes by Eva-Lotta Lamm

Eva-Lotta Lamm — Visual Literacy & Visual Fluency

Bryce Johnson — Recognize Exclusion, Design for Inclusion

Livecaptioning from canux as the speaker discusses the impact of disabled veterans trying to assimilate back into civilian life” “society and you can’t even play fucking video games, your social life is just gone. Hearing these stories..”
Embedded video with title “Microsoft and VA partner to bring Xbox Adaptive Controller to Veterans with limited mobility” (YouTube)

Farai Madzima — Cultural Bias in Design(ers)

Amy Ross — Space Suit User Experience

Tweet that reads ‘“I can test hardware and show I meet requirements. The hard part is getting users to tell me they’ll use it”, attributed to Amy Ross, NASA Spacesuit Engineer #canux’

Kim Goodwin — Beyond Design Systems: Decision Systems

Speaker at canux in front of a slide that has the label “design system” at the top of a pyramid. Below that label is a line depicting what’s visible to the user, and then below the surface are other labels, including “corporate goals”, “terms of service”, “security policies”, “revenue models”, “technology stack”, “laws and regulations”, “training and incentives” and “algorithms and training data”.
Sketchnotes by Eva-Lotta Lamm

Day 2

Steve Portigal — Stop Solving Problems!

Large bin for collecting sleep equipment that looks like a trash bin, with three different labels requesting people not put trash in it. (Which they did regularly)

Lining Yao — Morphing Matter as Both Intelligent Medium and Media

Self-shaping pasta

Alastair Somerville — Mixed Reality Design Framework

Lego figure standing in a space filled with blocks. The blocks are label “perceivable” from the viewpoint of the lego person, and labeled ‘meaning’ from the viewpoint of someone standing above the entire scene

Emma Howell — Designing an Inclusive Government Drug Information Service for Young Adults

Meme of an adult trying to appear cool and fit in with teenagers, saying “How do you do, fellow kids?”
Slide text at the canux conference: “We mustn’t further marginalize disadvantaged groups with privileged design” — Emma Howell

The drawing!

Tweet with text ‘holy friggen rabbit paws Andrea F Hill . She’s going to New Zealand! #canux”

Bill Buxton — Wild Design for Living in the Wild

Conference slide with text “Ultimately, we are deluding ourselves if we think that the products that we design are the ‘things’ that we sell, rather than the individual, social and cultural experience that they engender, and the value and impact that they have. Design that ignores this is not worthy of the name” from a presentation by Bill Buxton
Tweet reading “CanuxConf steps it up again: offering pronoun buttons for all attendees” with a photo of a closeup of a button reading “she/her”




Sr UX Specialist with Canada Revenue Agency, former web dev and product person. 🔎 Lifelong learner. Unapologetic introvert. Plant-powered marathoner. Cat mom.

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Andrea F Hill

Andrea F Hill

Sr UX Specialist with Canada Revenue Agency, former web dev and product person. 🔎 Lifelong learner. Unapologetic introvert. Plant-powered marathoner. Cat mom.

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