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Creativity. Technology. Business.

Welcome! At the Stratford School we believe that an experiential education style accelerates knowledge and fuels innovation. We bring together a dynamic community of students, researchers, industry, and entrepreneurs to advance digital media technology and creative application.

  1. Sep. 21, 2020GBDA alumni entrepreneur turns heads at Y Combinator Demo Day
    Founder OpenUnit in front of garage

    When investors logged in to Y Combinator’s virtual summer 2020 Demo Day, they saw Waterloo entrepreneurship in action. OpenUnit, a company founded by Stratford School alumni, took part in the event, among three other Waterloo/Velocity startups. Y Combinator brought together a class of 198 founders from 26 different countries.

  2. Sep. 9, 2020Lennart Nacke talks Gameful User Experience in keynote speech at Mensch und Computer 2020

    Lennart Nacke, Associate Director Graduate (Stratford), gave a keynote speech for the virtual Mensch und Computer 2020 conference entitled "The Loot Box of Gameful User Experience". 

  3. Sep. 2, 2020Rogers partners with MDEI students to help Canadians experience the capabilities of 5G
    Aerial image of Waterloo Campus

    The University of Waterloo has become one of the first 5G smart campuses in Canada as part of a partnership with Rogers Communications that leverages the University’s global leadership in computing, engineering, creativity, and industry relationships.

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  1. Oct. 20, 2020Lunch and Learn | Designing with Diversity Live Q and A
    Designing with Diversity text and avatars of Ben Kim and Linn Vizard

    Designing with Diversity - How Focusing on Inclusion Helped Us Become Better Designers

    As members of the TELUS Service Design team, when we were given the opportunity to focus on retail accessibility, we were nervous and excited. The experience of this project was transformative and pushed us to become better and more inclusive designers. The lessons learned and insights gained from this work have continued to inform our approach to design and evolved our practice.

  2. Oct. 21 to 26, 2020uXperience | Think Privacy
    uXperience | Think Privacy October 21 - 26, 2020

    October 21-26, 2020

    How might we connect people and create a sense of ‘togetherness’ while protecting everyone’s privacy?

  3. Oct. 27, 2020Lunch and Learn | Using Comics to Share Research Results Live Q and A
    comic of stick figures

    Too many UX research reports are quickly forgotten. In this workshop, you will learn a new way to communicate the stories you hear: UXR comics. In what will feel like a fast 90 mins, you’ll go through the entire process of creating a UXR comic; From summarizing an interview to creating your final visuals. Feel that your art skills aren’t up to par? Don’t worry. You’ll learn some secret shortcuts to creating {sufficiently) engaging visuals.

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