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  • 04 Feb, 4:15 pm

    05 Feb, 12:15 am

    05 Feb, 8:15 am

    Morning show

    Start the second day of Interaction 21 with a positive message and good energy about how we can learn from First Nations peoples holistic approach, thinking more deeply about the consequences of our work.

  • 04 Feb, 11:15 pm

    05 Feb, 7:15 am

    05 Feb, 3:15 pm

    Closing remarks & Meet the IxDA Board of Directors

    Our leadership team are community members committed to advancing IxDA’s mission and vision. In 2020, we renewed out commitment to diversity, inclusion, and parity as core values. Meet the three new members who are stepping up into leadership roles and help us thank our members completing their terms.

  • 04 Feb, 4:55 pm

    05 Feb, 12:55 am

    05 Feb, 8:55 am

    Digital Lean thinking inside Education

    Alessandra Rosa

    Good education is expensive and only possible in person? try to teach with a pandemic at the small cities countryside of the Brazil.

    roundtable30 min
  • 04 Feb, 5:10 pm

    05 Feb, 1:10 am

    05 Feb, 9:10 am

    2020 Regional Highlights

    Our community includes more than 200 local groups in 84 countries around the globe. 2020 Regional Highlights reveal both our diversity and resilience in these exceptional times.

  • 04 Feb, 5:20 pm

    05 Feb, 1:20 am

    05 Feb, 9:20 am

    How 'seamless interaction' leads to exploitative design

    Sophie Taylor

    Designers strive for "seamless interaction"; an impossibly efficient user journey where the user achieves their goal without noticing the technology that brought them there. But how might UX Designers be leaving users blinded to the technology they’re engaging with? And what kind of exploitation does that leave them vulnerable to?

    talk15 min
  • 04 Feb, 5:35 pm

    05 Feb, 1:35 am

    05 Feb, 9:35 am

    Carbon-Conscious Design: The impact of UX practices on energy efficiency and carbon footprint

    Sanchit Soni

    Through this talk, we will explore principles of sustainable interaction design and discuss relationships between UX, energy consumption, carbon footprint, and some potential solutions that can enable carbon-conscious design practice.

    talk15 min
  • 04 Feb, 5:55 pm

    05 Feb, 1:55 am

    05 Feb, 9:55 am

    Compass Presents

    Greg Petroff

    Platforms with discrete users... why you want to work at one.

    talk10 min
  • 04 Feb, 6:05 pm

    05 Feb, 2:05 am

    05 Feb, 10:05 am

    Teletherapy During the Covid Crisis: Challenges and Opportunities

    Diane Schiano

    The covid pandemic pushed psychotherapists across the US to remote practice. This talk tells a fascinating story of diverse and contextualized adaptation to a variety of teletherapy tools. Challenges and opportunities for both psychotherapy and interaction design are discussed.

    talk15 min
  • 04 Feb, 6:20 pm

    05 Feb, 2:20 am

    05 Feb, 10:20 am

    Design built tools that broke journalism. Can we also build tools to fix it?

    Catherine Woodiwiss

    Thoughts and tips for a design practice that supports and empowers the journalism of tomorrow

    talk15 min
  • 04 Feb, 6:35 pm

    05 Feb, 2:35 am

    05 Feb, 10:35 am

    Aligning Teams with Choreography

    Séamus Byrne

    In his talk, Séamus highlights the biggest obstacles to team integration and how to choreograph teams in 4 steps by using his "Team Alignment Canvas".

    talk25 min
  • 04 Feb, 4:20 pm

    05 Feb, 12:20 am

    05 Feb, 8:20 am

    An Indigenous perspective to collaboration, experience, community and interaction: Designing 4 impacts!

    Odile Joannette

    keynote45 min
  • 04 Feb, 8:00 pm

    05 Feb, 4:00 am

    05 Feb, 12:00 pm

    Welcome Back & Afternoon talks

  • 04 Feb, 8:10 pm

    05 Feb, 4:10 am

    05 Feb, 12:10 pm

    Argument for creating with climate

    Gaurav Patekar

    How can we use climate data to create art and design to foster climate literacy

    talk15 min
  • 04 Feb, 8:25 pm

    05 Feb, 4:25 am

    05 Feb, 12:25 pm

    Designing for Trust in the Post-Truth Era

    Jonathan H Brown

    Do people trust the news because it's factual?

    talk25 min
  • 04 Feb, 8:50 pm

    05 Feb, 4:50 am

    05 Feb, 12:50 pm

    How to lead a team in perilous times ?

    Alberta Soranzo, Jenny Shirey

    There is no playbook for a pandemic. The coronavirus is turning out to be a critical leadership stress test. What does good leadership look like in a time of crisis?

    roundtable30 min
  • 04 Feb, 8:50 pm

    05 Feb, 4:50 am

    05 Feb, 12:50 pm

    How Democratic Design is helping us change

    Mauricio Estrella

    For over 75 years, Democratic Design has been at the core of every IKEA project. As times involved and eventually led us to the creation of digital products, we're now exploring what it means for our original design practice to tackle some of the challenges of modern digital products, from accessibility to sustainability.

    talk25 min
  • 04 Feb, 9:20 pm

    05 Feb, 5:20 am

    05 Feb, 1:20 pm

    Interaction Awards Preview

    2021 marks the 10th edition of the Interaction Awards. We’ll showcase some of the highlights that mark how our practice has evolved and some of the themes interaction designers have addressed along the way.

  • 04 Feb, 9:25 pm

    05 Feb, 5:25 am

    05 Feb, 1:25 pm

    Montréal shorts

    A selection of short films by and about Montreal filmmakers

  • 04 Feb, 9:40 pm

    05 Feb, 5:40 am

    05 Feb, 1:40 pm

    How design communities can address social inequalities, racism and homophobia?

    Rebecca Brooker, Max Masure, Pablo Stanley, Mitzi Okou

    We invite you to be inspired by these fascinating design leaders who are breaking down barriers, driving change and transforming our industry. This panel will address the challenges of bias and social inequality in Design, share learnings on how to dismantle toxic systems and identify communal resources to sustain involvement.

    panel30 min
  • 04 Feb, 10:15 pm

    05 Feb, 6:15 am

    05 Feb, 2:15 pm

    Qc History X: design in the fight against slavery and the erasure of history


    keynote45 min
  • 04 Feb, 11:00 pm

    05 Feb, 7:00 am

    05 Feb, 3:00 pm

    Q&A with Odile & Webster

    Join Odile and Webster as they answers questions from the audience.

  • 04 Feb, 7:00 pm

    05 Feb, 3:00 am

    05 Feb, 11:00 am

    Somewhere over the Rainbow in Montreal

    Somewhere over Rainbow, Glitters fly And all the disco that you dream of Dreams really do come true-ooh-ooh Surprise you'll see stars Makeup where the Sequins are hidden behind Where trouble melts like Death Drops High above the Highlighter that's where You'll find queens, oh Somewhere over Rainbow, Queens fly And the dream that you dare to Oh why, oh why Don’t you dance?

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