Toronto Region - Computer Human Interaction

Upcoming Events

January 28, 2016 – Learnings from Designing CBC's 2015 Federal Election Dashboard 

Date: Thursday January 28, 2016, 7:00PM
 Networking starts at 6:45pm, Presentation starts at 7pm
Location: Bahen 1190, 40 St. George Street
 Free. RSVP Required.  Come and see what ToRCHI is all about, and if you like these presentations, join ToRCHI for $20/year membership. 
Presenters: Beth Robins & Natasha Rajakariar
, UX Designers, CBC


What goes into creating a data focused dashboard that is both engaging, customizable, and meets the requirements of a public broadcaster? Join us to hear from two members of CBC’s election dashboard team who will discuss their learnings, from working with remote teams, meeting business and accessibility requirements, and advocating for good design and usability.


Beth Robins has worked in the UX field for 14 years.  She started as usability specialist, developing the usability research program at CBC.  For the last few years, Beth has worked as a UX designer on various projects including the CBC mobile News site and CBC Hamilton, the first fully responsive CBC website. Recently she helped redevelop the CBC Election dashboard which received unprecedented web traffic during the 2015 federal election.

Natasha Rajakariar is a designer with over 10 years experience in web design and production. She is currently Senior UI Designer at CBC, where she has worked on several digital projects including the CBC election website, iPad and Android news apps, and most recently, the federal election dashboard. In addition to web design, she enjoys photography, illustration, and other creative pursuits.

Past events

Taking the Long View with UX: Successful Leadership Strategies that Involve Building Trust, Empathy, and Relationships by Patañjali Chary, Advisor, EchoUser Inc.

Innovating Customer Experience & Work Processes by Vadim Tslaf

1-day workshop: UX Design with the Mind in Mind by Jeff Johnson (Slides available)

Designing Websites for an Aging Population: Toward Universal Design - Jeff Johnson, UI Wizards

Site visit to ROGERS

TorCHI Presents CHI2015 KOREA Conference Highlights

Next Generation Virtual World Michael Macedonia

Designing tools that provide advice: Some advice for UX designers Paul McInerney & Rick Sobiesiak, IBM

Listening through Customer Insights, Adam Froman, CEO Delvinia & AskingCanadians 

Designing for Work, Karel Vredenburg, IBM Director of Design

TorCHI's World Usability Day 2014 – UX Bootcamp - Hands-On Practice of Collaborative, Interactive, & Engaging UX Techniques  PRESENTATION SLIDES: 

The Future of Making - 3D Printing (video archive) by Dr. Gordon Kurtenbach

Agile UX Toolkit: A 1-day workshop presented by Desiree Sy and John Schrag

Eric Schaffer, Global CEO of HFI Human Factors International gave a talk on January 16, 2014 on Institutionalization of UX. Highlight slides are here EricSchaffer ToRCHI Slides Jan2014.pdf also see the VIDEO [1:19:48].

Kimberley Peter and Adam Archer of IBM, Dec. 2013. Advancing UX in Your Organization.


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