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Designing with Data: crafting inclusive user experiences

October 14, 2020 at 12:30 PM to 3:30 PM

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Eman El-Fayomi, Head of Design, The Canadian Digital Service


This workshop will delve into how to create data visualizations for various contexts to serve user needs and business goals. We’ll go through a few case studies of design work from the public sector at the Canadian Digital Service (CDS), including a look at the making of the COVID Alert app. We’ll also examine some popular open-source tools that are useful for creating data visualizations to help further our design goals and hypotheses. This will include a detailed walk-through of one tool that makes creating beautiful data visualizations simple and accessible.


Eman is the Head of Design with the Government of Canada’s Canadian Digital Service (CDS). Prior to joining CDS, she was an Interaction Design professor for two years.

With over 10 years experience in the realm of web/communication design, and information visualization – Eman’s led design/UX teams in a variety of different organizations including Facebook, Microsoft, the National Film Board of Canada, Roots Canada, the Toronto International Film Festival, and the Toronto and Region Conversation Authority.

As an extension of her graduate thesis at OCAD University, she’s worked with a variety of different charities/non-profits including SickKids, the United Way, Earth Day Canada, and the David Suzuki Foundation to create strategies for increased civic engagement with Millennials.

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