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September 2015: A design case study from Christie

Posted: August 20th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Events | Tags: , , | No Comments »


We have something extra special this month: our good friends at Christie Digital are hosting uxWaterloo at their Kitchener headquarters!

Christie is known for their leading digital projectors, used around the world in cinemas, offices, conferences, and more. And while the content that’s projected onto big screens is, of course, what’s of interest to most people — we’ll instead be digging into the question of how do you control the projected image?

Join Chris Kirby and Alan Woo from the Christie design team as they show how the team went about creating a remote control for a new projector. You’ll see and learn about:

  • Examples of early to late-stage physical prototypes
  • Their design process
  • Incorporating user research into the project
  • Many logistical details of bringing a design to life in a large organization

This uxWaterloo session is part of a full week of UX events in Waterloo Region, culminating in Fluxible, which is happening on the weekend. Celebrate UX in our community!

Parking and building entrance

Please click the photo below for a zoomed-in aerial view of where to park and enter the building at Christie.


RSVP required

Note that registration will be checked at the door. Christie does some amazing stuff, and they need to be careful with visitors to their facility! We manage our monthly events at, so please join us there and register for this free event.


Tuesday September 22, 2015
5:30 to 7:00 pm
809 Wellington Street North
Kitchener, Ontario

Job: UX Developer at LBMX

Posted: August 16th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Jobs | Tags: | Comments Off on Job: UX Developer at LBMX


Location: London, Ontario

Are you half designer half developer? Do you love to create beautiful and user friendly experiences, then help turn them into a reality? Then you’re the candidate for us.

We (LBMX Inc.) are looking for an individual that can help guide the look, feel and user experience of our line of business applications as an engaged member of our software development team.

The Must Have Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in Computer Science, Interaction Design, Information Systems or related discipline.
  • 2 or more years of experience in UX design and development.
  • Proven ability to coach others on design and development techniques.
  • History of designing and building excellent User Experiences.
  • Solid understanding of Web Application design principles and what makes a good UX.
  • Experience presenting data in a clear and workable fashion to users from a back end services.

The Must Have Technical Qualifications

  • Experience programming with an emphasis on developing for the web.
  • Expertise utilizing a graphic suite like Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Mastery of HTML, CSS, JavaScript and 3rd part JavaScript libraries and frameworks.
  • Knowledge of how to properly utilize LESS or SASS.
  • Experience with UX testing.

The Nice To Have Qualifications

  • Familiarity working with Microsoft Tools and Languages.
  • Working knowledge of SQL Server and NoSQL packages.
  • Knowledge of MVC and MVVM patterns.
  • Familiarity with Telerik Controls.
  • Knowledge of software development best practices.
  • Previous experience as a member of an agile software development team.

How to apply

E-mail a resume and cover letter with salary expectations to The subject line of your e-mail must read “Job Application – UX Developer”.

Announcing the September UX Book Club event and a new UX Book Club Meetup group

Posted: August 12th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | No Comments »

UX Book Club KW has run for its inaugural year under the uxWaterloo umbrella, but now it’s time for us to spread our wings and branch out on our own. Read below for information about our next Book Club event and how to sign up for our new meetup group at Many thanks to Bob and Mark at uxWaterloo for supporting us over our first year!


With a lot of summer reading time still to go, why not settle into your beach chair or hammock with our September UX Book Club pick. At our next meeting, we’ll be discussing Abby Covert’s recent book, How To Make Sense Of Any Mess, a book about, “information architecture for everybody”.

We all face messes or situations where the interactions between people and information are confusing or full of difficulties. Who doesn’t bump up against messes of information and people every day? Especially in a world that’s getting more complex, it is easy to be overwhelmed by the amount of information we encounter. This book provides a seven step process for making sense of any mess. Each chapter contains a set of lessons as well as workbook exercises architected to help you to work through your own mess.

Many of you have commented how you’ve enjoyed having the author join us. We completely agree and are thrilled to say that Abby will be joining us live and in person.

Finally, from now on we’ll be using to manage book club. Join us there now!

Please register at for this free event as spaces are limited.

Wednesday September 23rd, 2015
7:00 to 8:30 pm
Location: TBD

If you can’t make it out to UX Book Club (and even if you can!), be sure to catch Abby at Fluxible 2015, September 26-27th. Her talk, Time as Material, explores time and how — perhaps more than any other force — it determines if we will succeed or if we will fail.

And if you want to hear more about UX Book Club events, please join our Meetup group ( as a member. New events will be announced through the meetup group in the future.

Looking forward to seeing you soon!

Katie and Davis