Co-Design for Health: From Inclusion to Equity

Informed Design

By: Joseph Donia, Pam Sethi, and Ian Chalmers A Brief History of Co-Design We live in a world that is more connected than ever. As the interdependent nature of today’s problems become recognized, public and private sector organizations are increasingly turning to co-design for structured collaboration. Intergovernmental units like Denmark’s MindLab and the UK’s Policy Lab … Read More

Pivot’s Virtual Reality Experience at TIFF

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Last weekend Pivot had a chance to enjoy a set of films in a virtual reality experience at the TIFF’s POP VR. To create a completely immersive experience, TIFF provided each audience a Samsung Gear VR headset with headphones.The environment was set up with several comfortable swivel chairs that allows the audience to move around … Read More

Tunnel Vision: The Story of Toronto’s Subway

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The Market Gallery is hosting an art exhibit that focuses on the antiquity of Toronto’s subway system. The exhibit spotlights the enormous effort to keep the subway rolling, enabling gallery-goers to better appreciate the vital role rapid transit plays within the city of Toronto. The display will focus on how the subway system was built … Read More

Founder to speak at iLunch 14.11 on interactive digital media

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Tomorrow, Pivot’s Founder – Ian Chalmers, will be speaking at iLunch 14.11 hosted by Interactive Ontario on interactive digital media. Ian will be speaking on the topic of UX design work in healthcare and how we can use it to support patients at home and in clinical settings. Come join us for lunch!

Usable Innovation

Informed Design

“No-one should have to suffer through products and services that get in their way. People should not be made to feel stupid by technology.” –worldusabilityday.com 2015   This year’s theme for World Usability Day is Innovation. A theme that, in the design industry, could actually be talked about a little less, in our humble opinion! It seems … Read More

Our Client Relations Director to Speak at 2015 Home Care Summit

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This Sunday, we’ll be sending our Client Relations Director, Torey, to speak at the 2015 Home Care Summit in Ottawa. Together with Heather Colquhoun from UofT, she’ll be speaking about Pivot’s user-centered design approach to “Outcome Reports” — a tool designed to allow providers, managers, community leaders and regional level users to gain a better … Read More

Our “Welcome!” Podcast with Karim Kanji

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Our Creative Director Ian Chalmers chats with social media guru Karim Kanji, about our extensive collection of “museum objects”, the beginnings of Pivot (18 years ago!), and musings on design for healthcare. Welcome! Episode #16: Ian Chalmers by Welcome! By Karim Kanji on Mixcloud   Hungry for more? Check out our podcast with Mayo Innovation … Read More

Pivot’s probes on DesignMeets…Financial Services

Informed Design

On October 8th we hosted DesignMeets… Financial Services — our 21st event in just 5 years. With 6 incredible speakers talking about advancements in the financial services and #fintech space, it’s amazing to think that only “31% of Canadians use mobile banking to manage their day-to-day transactions” (Canadian Bankers Association). Design has infiltrated the industry, but why … Read More

Our Podcast with the Mayo Clinic

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Pivot’s Principle and Creative Director, Ian Chalmers, recently had the opportunity to be interviewed by the Mayo Clinic Centre for Innovation in Rochester, Minnesota. Check out the podcast for insights on design in healthcare.