DFP's Second Downtown Salon

Designing Inclusive Technology & Systems
UBC Robson Square

DFP's second Downtown Salon is scheduled for April 25th at UBC Robson Square. 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 Inclusive Technology and Systems

wine and cheese platter


  • Julia Bullard (iSchool): Hospitable Systems: Designing for Diversity and Change
  • Joanna McGrenere (Computer Science): Designing Personalized User Interfaces
  • Tamara Munzner (Computer Science): Making Data AccessibleThrough Visualization 

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 UBC's downtown campus - Robson Square. The event will be a mixture of short talks and discussion.


Order of Events:

6:30 - Event beings / Social
6:45 - Welcome/Intro
6:50 - Speaker 1: Julia Bullard
7:00 - Speaker 2: Joanna McGrenere
7:10 - Speaker 3: Tamara Munzner
7:20 - Guest Pitches
7:25 - Social
8:30 - Event ends

Event directions

800 Robson St.
Vancouver, BC
V6Z 3B7

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