Ottawa, Canada

Saturday February 18th, 2017

Join us for a day of talks focused on the theory and practice of information architecture. You’ll come away with fresh ideas and new connections with fellow members of Ottawa’s design and UX community.

This event is hosted at the Shopify HQ. Coffee, tea, and a light lunch will be provided. Registration opens at 9:00, and talks being at 9:30. 

Venue

Shopify HQ
150 Elgin St.
Cody's Cafe
Speakers & Presenters
Jacinthe Ricard. Photo by Katie Stienstra.
Jacinthe Ricard
Product Designer
Shopify

Jacinthe Ricard is a product designer at Shopify, an ecommerce platform that supports over 300 thousand entrepreneurs.

Bringing together architectural, design and commerce training, she explores new ways to define and understand the user experience as a whole. Her diverse insight allows her to solve complex usability problems from both a human and technical standpoint.

Collaborating alongside content strategists, researchers, product managers, developers as well as Shopify users, Jacinthe creates tools that meaningfully impact the lives of merchants around the world.

Annie Crombie
Annie Crombie
Founder
Re-think Consulting

Annie Crombie is the founder of Re-Think Strategic Consulting Inc. Since 1999, Annie has focused on providing strategic direction to public sector web projects including business transformation, user-centred design, information architecture and social media. In particular, many of Annie’s projects have focused on government service to business. Annie has an MBA from Dalhousie University and UX Certification from the Nielsen Norman Group.

Nicola Evans
Nicola Evans
Content Strategist
Shopify

Nicola is a content strategist at Shopify's Montreal office. She collaborates with UX designers, researchers, and product managers to create features and products that help over 300,000  merchants succeed in ecommerce.

Her goal on every project is to advocate for merchants and their needs. Pulling from data, research, and empathy, she designs content that helps to keep Shopify’s UX usable and understandable.

Dana Tessier
Dana Tessier
Director, Knowledge Management
Shopify

Dana Tessier has designed and implemented knowledge management strategies for high tech companies in fast-paced and high-growth environments. She is currently the Director of Knowledge Management at Shopify where she is improving the knowledge resources for both the internal support team and for Shopify's customers. She is a graduate of McGill University’s Library and Information Studies program where she specialized in Knowledge Management. She has published and presented on serendipity in information seeking, e-learning, information architecture, knowledge sharing, and knowledge management strategy. 

Manu Singh
Manu Singh
Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat

Manu is the digital policy chief at the Treasury Board Secretariat.  His team of talented content and IA experts is responsible managing the rules that govern the IA for Canada.ca. He’s the recipient of a 2017 Public Service Award of Excellence for demonstrating leadership in collaborative approaches with citizens. His academic background includes studies in Biology, Cognitive Psychology and Computer Science. He’s has been working in Web for over 17 years, and has dealt with some big, ugly systems and redesigns, and some pretty nice ones too.

Peter Smith
Peter Smith
Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat

Peter manages the product design for Canada.ca, leading a small but mighty team of usability researchers and interaction designers. Over a 20 year career in the public service, he’s also managed Web and print publishing, designed corporate identity systems, and copyedited far too many news releases and annual reports. While in academia, he obtained a BA in Anthropology and dabbled in literary criticism and archaeology.

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