Monday 16 Sep 2019
12:00pm
1:00pm
Fluxible Meetup
Shi Cao
Shi will introduce the ‘slow and dumb’ cognitive architecture approach to AI.
Communitech Hub - Area 151
5:30pm
7:00pm
Fluxible Meetup
Darren Kropf
Hear – and experience for yourself – how concepts like “all ages and abilities” and “complete streets” are changing Kitchener’s streetscapes.
Catalyst137
7:00pm
8:30pm
Fluxible Meetup
What does it mean to take a qualitative approach to research?
D2L
Tuesday 17 Sep 2019
12:00pm
1:00pm
Fluxible Meetup
Yeti Li
UX practice could potentially benefit from behavioural economics by understanding how people make decisions in certain situations.
Communitech Hub - Area 151
5:30pm
7:00pm
Fluxible Meetup
Introduction to Oracle Netsuite's Field Trip Program
NetSuite Waterloo
7:00pm
8:30pm
Fluxible Meetup
Davis Neable, Jeff Kraemer, Janice de Jong
Communitech Hub - Cafeteria
Wednesday 18 Sep 2019
12:00pm
1:00pm
Fluxible Meetup
Sarah-Beth Bianchi
Learn about designing for an audience that spans an entire city.
Communitech Hub
5:30pm
7:00pm
Fluxible Meetup
Learn how to use customer stories to build empathy, facilitate conversation and gain alignment across your product team.
Manulife Financial
Thursday 19 Sep 2019
12:00pm
1:00pm
Fluxible Meetup
Abbie Goulet
Moving from a 2D screen to a 3D environment is (literally) a whole new world for designers.
Communitech Hub - Area 151
5:30pm
7:00pm
Fluxible Meetup
Andy Vitale
Now more than ever, designers need to be accountable for the decisions we make and understand the lasting impact our designs leave behind.
Communitech Hub - Cafeteria
7:00pm
8:30pm
Fluxible Meetup
Join Andrew Annett and Sue Johnston for some serious play.
Communitech Hub - Roddenberry Room
Friday 20 Sep 2019
9:30am
1:00pm
Fluxible Workshop
Meena Kothandaraman
Learn how to better position qualitative research in your organization.
Communitech Hub (Workshops location)
12:00pm
1:00pm
Fluxible Meetup
Michael Mackuliak
Tips and stories that will help you work with your product counterparts and create awesome products your customers will love
Communitech Hub - Area 151
2:00pm
5:30pm
Fluxible Workshop
Samantha Soma
First you practice, then proceed — improve your ability to give and request useful, actionable feedback from your colleagues and clients in this experiential workshop.
Communitech Hub (Workshops location)
6:00pm
8:00pm
Fluxible Meetup
Want to make some new connections during your time at Fluxible? Sign up for a Fluxible dinner!
Saturday 21 Sep 2019
7:45am
8:45am
Registration and networking
8:45am
9:00am
Welcome and kickoff
9:00am
9:40am
40-minute presentation
Bill DeRouchey
Explore the potential design challenges that today’s young designers may face in the coming decades.
9:40am
9:45am
Interstitial Performance
9:45am
10:25am
40-minute presentation
Tea Uglow
From poetry to philosophy to neuroscience to physics, let's explore how our cognition of reality matters when designing in a post-mobile era.
10:25am
10:30am
Interstitial Performance
10:30am
11:10am
Break
Connect, reflect, recharge
11:10am
11:25am
15-minute presentation
Binh Tam Le
Sharing a team’s experiments with producing a research podcast
11:25am
11:40am
15-minute presentation
Shi Cao
How modeling tools can support the quantitative evaluation of human factors in industrial practice.
11:40am
11:45am
Interstitial Performance
11:45am
12:25pm
40-minute presentation
Tarek Loubani
Small design decisions made during the engineering, packaging, and distribution of medical devices can have a big impact.
12:25pm
12:30pm
Interstitial Performance
12:30pm
2:00pm
Lunch
Provided by Fluxible and hosted at local restaurants.
2:00pm
2:40pm
40-minute presentation
Meena Kothandaraman
How to help research participants articulate their thoughts, thus relieving the pressure of needing to ask perfect questions.
2:40pm
2:45pm
Interstitial Performance
2:45pm
3:25pm
40-minute presentation
Nick Dingle
Lessons learned from the journey of building a new design system at D2L.
3:25pm
3:30pm
Interstitial Performance
3:30pm
4:10pm
Break
Connect, reflect, recharge
4:10pm
4:25pm
15-minute presentation
Carolyn MacGregor
Fly-On-The-Wall is a powerful yet often over-looked unobtrusive observational method.
4:25pm
5:05pm
40-minute presentation
Nora Young
Lessons about redesign and reinvention in a rapidly changing environment, from Nora's experience with Spark on CBC Radio.
5:05pm
5:10pm
Interstitial Performance
5:15pm
9:00pm
Dinner, craft beer, cocktails, and door prizes.
Sunday 22 Sep 2019

Fluxible Conference

CIGI Auditorium
7:45am
8:45am
Doors open and baristas on duty
Breakfast not provided, but we’ll feed you for the rest of the day.
8:45am
9:00am
Welcome and kickoff
9:00am
9:40am
40-minute presentation
Patañjali Chary
Learn to demonstrate how investing in design innovation is valuable to the business.
9:40am
9:45am
Interstitial Performance
9:45am
10:25am
40-minute presentation
Lola Oyelayo
Designer’s guide to navigating complex and hostile environments for design.
10:25am
10:30am
Interstitial Performance
10:30am
11:10am
Break
Connect, reflect, recharge
11:10am
11:50am
40-minute presentation
Noble Ackerson
Designing for trust and its four tenets: control, context, choice, and respect.
11:50am
11:55am
Interstitial Performance
11:55am
12:35pm
40-minute presentation
Margaret Lee
Reflections on the evolution of Google UX since 2007, a period marked by tectonic shifts in technology, a rise in consumer expectations, and the individuation of UX as a discipline.
12:35pm
12:40pm
Interstitial Performance
12:40pm
1:40pm
Lunch
Provided by Fluxible.
1:40pm
1:55pm
15-minute presentation
Darren Kropf
How shifts in design thinking are changing streetscapes in Kitchener and across Canada.
1:55pm
2:00pm
Interstitial Performance
2:00pm
2:40pm
40-minute presentation
Samantha Soma
How changing your approach to learning can increase your capacity to face the unknown, and become a better leader in the process.
2:40pm
2:45pm
Interstitial Performance
2:45pm
3:00pm
Fluxible Finale
It’s time to wrap this year’s edition of Fluxible!
3:00pm
3:15pm
Interstitial Performance
Monday 23 Sep 2019

Fluxible Conference

CIGI Auditorium
9:00am
10:00am
Thank Our Sponsors
Supremium Sponsor
Fluxible may be over, but Monday is a great time to reflect on what we learned and to thank our sponsors. First, let’s thank Zeitspace! They're so supportive they even built this lovely Schedule app.
10:00am
11:00am
Thank Our Sponsors
Platinum Sponsors
And let’s thank our wonderful Platinum sponsors! They help make all this happen!
11:00am
12:00pm
Thank Our Sponsors
Gold Sponsors
Let’s also thank our wonderful Gold sponsors! Take a little time post conference to thank them yourself!
12:00pm
1:00pm
Thank Our Sponsors
Silver Sponsors
And hey! We also thank our wonderful Silver sponsors! We appreciate what they do for Fluxible.
1:00pm
2:00pm
Thank Our Sponsors
Fluxible Education Summit Partner
Big thanks to our Fluxible Education Summit partner. We all learn from each other!
2:00pm
3:00pm
Thank Our Sponsors
Supporters
And finally, big thanks to our Supporters. What a great group to have on board!