Recap: DesignMeets… Design after the Pandemic

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It’s June 2021. Believe it or not, a full 16 months has gone by since DesignMeets’ last “pre-pandemic” in-person meeting took place. That was then and this is now. COVID-19 came in March of 2020 and settled in among us…and quickly changed everything. Many of us have long since left our familiar workplaces behind and … Read More

I AM HERE: Our DesignTO Installation

Pivot Etc.

I AM HERE is an abstract lighting display installation running low-fidelity video graphics placed in the north- and west-facing corner of the 4th-floor windows of the Pivot Design studio located on the corner of King Street East and George streets. Breathe in – I am here. Breathe out ­– this is now.   I AM … Read More

How a Content Strategy Asks the Right Questions

Informed Design

Developing a content strategy that delivers results is not rocket science. However, there is a tiny bit of science involved…if you consider counting a science. But before delving into the depths of how counting can help you develop a smart content strategy, let’s ensure we are speaking the same language. In recent years, the term … Read More

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