18 Apr, 2013 - Patrick Noonan, of Akendi, will present audio design recommendations that target the limitations of mobile GUI’s. These recommendations will highlight the suitability of audio features on the mobile platform and illustrate how when the same user-centered design process traditionally applied to visual elements is applied to audio elements, the result is rich, immersive mobile experiences that can save your next mobile interface design. Join us in Waterloo, Ontario.
8 Mar, 2013 - HeadStart Studio Open Doors by RGD Ontario. Akendi will be one of the Top Toronto creative studios to welcome you for a studio open house. Check out work and chat with creative directors and senior designers at each the studio. This event is a great opportunity to meet and network with other designers before the beginning of the HeadStart conference sessions the following day.
21 Feb, 2013 - Akendi's Daniel Iaboni will give a talk on Augmented Reality for the uxWaterloo group.
The last few years have seen augmented reality finally breaking into the mainstream. Designers have an exciting opportunity to create augmented reality interfaces. To do so, they need to consider not only the context of use, but also the environment in which the information is presented. Daniel Iaboni is dedicated to creating and improving designs to provide an exceptional interaction among users, their environment and their tools. To do so, he draws upon extensive knowledge from the fields of engineering, computer science, psychology and anthropology. In this session he’ll walk us through important concepts in designing for augmented reality, including input and display technologies, current interaction techniques, and approaches to prototyping.
Thursday February 21, 2013 5:30 to 7:00 pm FELT Lab, 1440 King Street North, St. Jacobs, Ontario.
1 Feb, 2013 - Akendi UK moved offices! We're still in Cambridge, but have a great new office in St. John's Innovation Centre, Cowley Road.
17 Sept, 2012 - Akendi's UX Certification week will be running again at Hughes Hall in Cambridge.
12 July, 2012 - Akendi's Leo Poll will present in the ‘Bring & Share’ session of the User Experience SIG “New Forms of Interaction – Don’t Touch!” event in Cambridge.
2 Nov, 2011 - Akendi's Cindy Beggs will talk about User Experience and Your Library at the November 2nd event of the Special Libraries Association Toronto chapter. Learn about how you can make improvements to your information centre’s services, web or mobile offerings by applying a user centred approach and see how your library skills can be applied outside of special libraries. Read more about this SLA event
25 Aug, 2011 - Akendi is a very proud sponsor of the SLA Toronto Chapter for 2011.
SLA Toronto was founded in 1940 and represents the interests of information professionals in Toronto and most of the province of Ontario west of Kingston. The Toronto Chapter is a dynamic and active organization with over 400 members and is part of SLA, an international organization headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia.
19 Apr, 2011 - Akendi's Dominira Saul talked about Mobile and Social UX strategies for the Client and Citizen at the monthly CapCHI meeting in Ottawa.
Governments and enterprises are delivering more and more services through non-tranditional channels such as Mobile Devices and Social Networks. How will these new channels of service delivery and their accompanying technology changes affect the user experience? What should the user experience approach be? What methodological processes should be used?
28-30 Jan, 2011 - Akendi's Dominira Saul was on the judging panel for the 3rd annual Global Game Jam hosted by the Carleton School of Information Technology in Ottawa. There were 44 participants making 12 games (11 digital and one board game).
- Thrive (globalgamejam.org/2011/thrive)
Best Gameplay and Best Graphics
- Flip Future (globalgamejam.org/2011/flip-future)
- Jammers' Choice: Eats, Shoots & Leaves (globalgamejam.org/2011/eats-shoots-leaves)
15 Dec, 2010 - A talk by Tedde van Gelderen at the Toronto Chapter of the ACM's special interest group on Computer-Human Interaction (SIGCHI). Tedde’s talk was on Experience Thinking. Experience Thinking is an approach based on the notion that an experience in itself is of business and user value, not just the services and products that the business offers. He will cover why Experiences become more and more pervasive, how companies use this thinking in their innovations and what skills are essential for Experience Thinking initiatives. Read more about ToRCHI
27 Nov, 2010 - Akendi's Tedde van Gelderen presented at UXCamp Ottawa a keynote presentation on Experience Thinking.
1 Nov, 2010 - An interview with Dominira Saul on Designing for the upcoming World of Mobile Apps, episode 32 of the Customer Experience Show. Download the interview UX Designing for the upcoming World of Mobile Apps >
25 Oct, 2010 - Interview with recent Carlton U cognitive science co-op student Lindsey Fraser about her work at Akendi.
18 Sept, 2010 - Director of User Experience, Dominira Saul, will be speaking at the Content Strategy Meet Up on Sept. 27th in Ottawa. Watch Dom introduce his talk in this short video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=it8g25Yi-vs
14 July, 2010 - And Dominira keeps going, this time attend his talk on 'Design Thinking in Social Media' at the Social Media Breakfast in Ottawa. You can find more details and register here.
29 April, 2010 - Red Canary has a Shoptalk with leaders in UX including Tedde van Gelderen. Favourite user experiences, innovations, science and art – see what UX design leaders have to say about these and the great debate over complex versus simple home pages.
19 January, 2010 - Carleton University School of Information Technology organises Carleton Game Day on January 30, 2010. Akendi's Dominira Saul will give a talk on The changing face of the game: How game design is at the leading edge of Human Computer Interaction.
Please email Shaun Illingworth, Managing Director, Akendi at email@example.com or 1.866.585.1660 x0 for questions and more information about how we help optimize your user experience design, digital product design, physical product design, or wayfinding & signage.