DFP's First Downtown Salon
DFP's first Downtown Salon is scheduled for March 21st at Samsung (Great Northern Way). The idea of a "salon" was taken from the enlightenment definition: a gathering of people in one place to share ideas, conversation, and food (in this case, not a hairstylist's shop!). This event will bring researchers and industry partners into direct conversation regarding the event's theme: Designing for Caregivers & Patients
- Leanne Currie (UBC, Nursing)
- Liisa Holsti (UBC, Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy)
- Antony Hodgson (UBC, Mechanical Engineering)
- Richard Smith (SFU, School of Communication)
Objective: Create strong, two-way connections with human-facing-design practitioners and partners in our region. Assisting in raising the quality and volume of design practice throughout our region has been a central DFP motivation since the start.
Why it matters: Improved connections allow us to understand real practitioner and domain issues, improving the quality, uptake and other impacts of our research. They will help us recruit DFP Project partners; eventually, build strong research collaborations and funding sources, and attract great graduate applicants.
Format and location: Wine, cheese, and chat at Samsung's new tech hub at Great Northern Way (next to Emily Carr). The event will be a mixture of short talks and discussion.
Order of Events:
6:00 - Event beings / Social
6:15 - Welcome/Intro
6:30 - Speaker 1: Leanne Currie
6:40 - Speaker 2: Liisa Holsti
6:50 - Speaker 3: Antony Hodgson
7:00 - Guest Pitches
7:05 - Social
8:00 - Event ends
565 Great Northern Way, Vancouver, BC V5T 0H8