Series Descriptions

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DFP's seminars and other events are the heart of its community, with a long history (from 2013 to 2017, the series was known as HCI@UBC -- see more history). Seminar-type events span the full range of human computer interaction research and technology design, reflective of the wide practice and application domains of our members, triggering discussion on topics from big data to clinical robots. Regularly featuring prominent external guests, they also draw real connections between the research that is done in the cluster and their real-life applications outside of the university. 

All are welcome. Most DFP-hosted events occur in the DFP Classroom

The Designing for People Research Cluster is a vibrant community of faculty, students, and partners that frequently meet and share ideas. These events are sometimes the catalyst for new collaborations between industry and acadamia, or between faculties that might otherwise not have the opportunity to connect.

See below for descriptions of the types of events DFP hosts!

DFP Seminar

Bi weekly lunchtime meeting of the larger DFP community . Speakers of the regular series are typically DFP faculty speaking about their recent work and aspirations, offered with a view towards forming linkages with other DFP researchers and collaborators beyond this group. Lunch served!

Time: 2nd and 4th Wednesday each month (September to May), 12pm-2pm
Location: DFP Classroom

All of our seminars are filmed - view them on our YouTube channel

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DFP Distinguished Seminar

Several times a year, we bring in distinguished guests for a day or two - to give a seminar in the Wednesday lunchtime slot, get to know us, visit our labs and engage in discussions about our cluster and potential collaborations.

Time: Scheduled on case-by-base basis, whenever possible in a Wednesday DFP Seminar slot.
Location: DFP Classroom

All of our seminars are filmed - view them on our YouTube channel

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Viz@UBC

DFP’s first “special interest group” (since 2018) is an initiative to bring together and promote the community of people at UBC interested in visualization in research, education, and administration. Its first round of activities centre on a seminar series in February and March of 2019. 

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DFP Design Showcase

This large annual event each May is aligned with the end of the DFP CREATE’s Project course, and features Project presentations plus an adjudicated, sponsored competition among posters and demos from DFP student research across campus (e.g., >40 posters in 2018). Present, past and prospective partners of all forms are welcomed.

DFP Downtown Salons

A new DFP initiative, the Downtown Salons are networking events that create strong, two-way connections with human-facing-design practitioners and partners in our region. These evens take researchers off campus and into the city to meet with industry partners, offering accessible research talks and networking discussions for our partner community.

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Non-DFP Events

Our Events page also lists campus events which are primarily organized by other entities, but of high interest and involvement by DFP members. DFP's seminars and other events are the heart of its community, with a long history (from 2013 to 2017, the series was known as HCI@UBC -- see more history). Seminar-type events span the full range of human computer interaction research and technology design, reflective of the wide practice and application domains of our members, triggering discussion on topics from big data to clinical robots. Regularly featuring prominent external guests, they also draw real connections between the research that is done in the cluster and their real-life applications outside of the university. 

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