Radical Research Summit

What is the Radical Research Summit?

The Radical Research Summit is a one-day event that brings together 200 researchers, ethnographers, designers, product thinkers and businesses. Our goal is to share research approaches, techniques and ideas around customer-centric product and service design and to facilitate the growth of the research community across the Pacific Northwest.

Join us and bring back to your organizations new research insights, strategies and ways of thinking to foster growth and innovation.

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SUMMIT SPEAKERS   RRS

SUMMIT PANEL   RRS

SUMMIT SCHEDULE   RRS

Friday, September 30, 2016

8:00 AM

REGISTRATION & BREAKFAST

Main Lobby

8:45 AM

OPENING COMMENTS

Elynn Lorimer, Niiu Digital

Auditorium Downstairs

9:00 AM

RESEARCH IS IN THE HOUSE!

Tara Franz & Prateek Sarkar, Facebook

Auditorium Downstairs

9:40 AM

WHAT THE OIL SANDS CAN TEACH US ABOUT WHAT USERS REALLY NEED

Barry Po, NGRAIN 

Auditorium Downstairs

10:40 AM

COFFEE BREAK

10:40 AM

LESSONS FROM HOME: STUDYING AND DESIGNING FOR EVERYDAY DOMESTIC LIFE

Carman Neustaedter, Simon Fraser University

Auditorium Downstairs

11:20 AM

TREATING ENTERPRISE RESEARCH AS AN ANTHROPOLOGICAL EXPERIENCE

Omar Vasnaik & Carolyn Wei, Facebook

Auditorium Downstairs

12:00 PM

LUNCH

Joyce Walley Learning Centre

1:00 PM

THOW TO WIN UX AND INFLUENCE PEOPLE

Allen Bevans, Google

Auditorium Downstairs

1:30 PM

EXPLORING DESIGN IN MOBILE: TESTING WITH 3D PRINTED PROTOTYPES

Emma Craig, Shopify

Auditorium Downstairs

2:00 PM

DESIGNING TRANSPARENT PHYSICAL COMMUNICATION, FUNCTIONAL AND AFFECTIVE: FROM ROBOTS TO THE KITCHEN SINK

Karon MacLean, University of British Columbia

Auditorium Downstairs

2:40 PM

COFFEE BREAK

3:00 PM

PANEL DISCUSSION: BRIDGING THE RESEARCH/BUSINESS DIVIDE

Star Theatre upstairs

4:15 PM

STAR SHOW

The Universe – Travel through our Solar System and beyond our Milky Way galaxy.

Star Theatre upstairs

4:45 PM

APPETIZERS & DRINKS

Star Deck Upstairs

6:30 PM

END OF DAY

SUMMIT VENUE   RRS

The Planetarium is an iconic modernist building on the shores of beautiful English Bay in Vancouver. Surrounded by the city, ocean, beaches, and parks, the venue has large, comfortable spaces for the Summit talks, as well as informal areas for meeting and chatting with other attendees. The buildings also are home to two excellent museums: The Space Centre and The Museum of Vancouver.

Please note:

Pay parking is in effect 24 hrs.

SUMMIT SPONSORS   RRS

We gratefully acknowledge the support of our sponsors whose contributions have made this event possible.

Gold Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors

Community Sponsors

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES   RRS

Reach over 200 researchers, ethnographers, designers, and product thinkers by becoming a sponsor of the Radical Research Summit. It is an excellent opportunity for companies to connect with leaders in user experience research from organizations such as Facebook, Microsoft & Samsung, and share your work in the fast changing space of user experience research, design and strategy.

ORGANIZERS   RRS

Event organizers are research practitioners from Niiu Digital, a UX design company based in Vancouver, Canada, and global leaders in technology innovation, Samsung, Facebook and Microsoft. The organizing team members are passionate about inspiring new ideas and thinking around how research can impact product design and business strategy.

Questions? Contact us at info@radicalresearchsummit.com