Join us for an afternoon celebrating the work of women in wearable technology focused on health and life stages. Network with women using and integrating tech for the value it can provide. Collaborate in workshops where we will co-design the future wearables, apps and services that address our priorities and needs.
Date: 10 Mar 2021
Time: 03:00 PM to 05:00 PM
Speaker(s): Renn Scott, Samira Rahimi
Organizer(s): IEEE Toronto WIE, IM/RA
Renn Scott; MA, Interaction Design, RCA, Founder + Chief Designer of Daily Goods Design LABS, Senior Director of UX + ID at Myant
A design leader and prolific inventor, Renn has a passion for creating innovative user experiences and forward-thinking product designs. With over 20 years of experience at companies such as Myant, IBM and BlackBerry in leadership roles within user experience, design research, consumer insights and strategic innovation, Renn has helped design best in class products and experiences.
Renn’s hands-on approach and point of view as a designer is radically different than most. For any project she always starts with ‘WHY create’ in the first place and uses a co-creative design methodology and best practices based on insights gained from female consumers. Renn’s experience and observations has been that there is a lack of female design leaders and designers in the tech and design fields. Instead of just leading by example Renn also strives to empower other women to make, create and innovate in the field of design, technology and fashion by sharing her insights, skills and knowledge through Daily Goods Design LABS pop ups and educational event series.
Samira Rahimi Eng. Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine, McGill University
Samira Rahimi Eng. Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at McGill University, affiliated scientist at Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research of the Jewish General Hospital, and academic member of Mila—Quebec AI Institute. She is FRQS Junior 1 Research Scholar in human-centered AI in primary health care.
Her work as Principal Investigator has been funded by the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Santé (FRQS), Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), Roche Canada, Brocher Foundation (Switzerland), and the Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research (SPOR)-Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR).
With an interdisciplinary background, Dr. Rahimi is interested in the development and implementation of clinical decision support tools and patient decision aids, as well as integrating human-centered AI tools in primary health care. She specializes in computational intelligence, decision making, and applied operational research in health care.