Monthly Archives: March 2013

HASTAC 2013 The Decennial – The Storm of Progress: New Horizons, New Narratives, New Codes

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HASTAC 2013 will bring together 5 keynote speakers, 150 refereed papers, panels and demos, a maker space, curated digital performances and over 200 attendees including established and emerging scholars, artists and authors, tech entrepreneurs and teachers,  to explore alternative modes of creating, innovating, and critiquing that better address the interconnected, diverse, interactive global nature of knowledge today, both in the academy and beyond. Our scheduled sessions will deepen our understanding of the role of digital technologies and media and the changes in behaviour and ways of learning and working currently underway.

2013 marks the 10th anniversary of HASTAC’s founding. In that spirit HASTAC 2013 is showcasing work that is either reflective or prescient, that evaluates our digital histories and seeks to construct our digital future(s). We invited contributors to take this opportunity to look back, theorize and archive. We invited them to engage in the creative, if impossible, attempt to glimpse the digital future. We challenged them to shape it. And researchers from across Canada, the United States and Europe and from as far away as Australia are coming to Toronto to share how they and their teams, their research labs, their classrooms and their students are building the technologies and subjects of the future right now or imagining new horizons of possibility for the ways in which we will make, teach, learn and find community in the coming decade(s).


Don’t Miss the Final Session of MAP!

Workshop 6: Maintenance
Thursday, March 28, 2013
205 Richmond Street West, Room 7311
11:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

11:30 – How to Refine Current Products while Sustaining New Innovation – Wayne Pau, SAP

We will be covering two approaches you can use during different parts of the product lifecycle to ensure your team is always optimized to build Desirable, Feasible and Viable products. This workshop will be “hands-on” and interactive, where all participants are encouraged to collectively walk-thru the process.

#1: Design Thinking’s User Interviews
– Preparing for User Interviews
– Tools for mining User Empathy
– Techniques for Creating Composite Character Profiles
– Empathy Tools for generating Point-of-View (POV) statements

#2: Effective Usability Testing
– When you should do Usability Testing
– Doing Usability Testing on a Budget
– How to interpret and prioritize Usability Feedback
– Goals and Limits of Usabillity Testing

wayne_bioWayne Pau is a well rounded, multi-disciplined member of the newly formed Emerging Technologies group with SAP. Educated as a Systems Design Engineer from the University of Waterloo, he has become a relative “veteran” of mobile devices since the first set of handhelds over 15 years ago.

Wayne has a strong commitment to building the next generation of quality systems and applications. Over the years he’s been involved with various parts of the development process, including application development, design, UX and testing. On top of mobile apps, Wayne has had the opportunity to work with other technologies, including RFID, Embedded Devices, IoT and Bio-Med.

Wayne also has great passion for lifelong learning. When not actively involved in building apps, he loves to engage with others to help promote adaptive innovation and building user-centric solutions using such approaches as Design Thinking and Agile/SCRUM.

3:00 – Networking

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