Tuesday, May 19, 2020

ALOHA From New York, GBDA Student Helps Advance Conversational AI Systems

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ALOHA From New York, GBDA Student Helps Advance Conversational AI Systems

Global Business and Digital Arts student Julia Sprague, alongside her Computation Health and Informatics Lab (CHIL) team, recently celebrated the publication of their paper, “ALOHA: Artificial Learning of Human Attributes for Dialogue Agents.” Led by Professor Jesse Hoey, the team’s paper was published in Google Scholar and accepted to the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) conference in New York, where the group presented their findings in February.
Friday, May 15, 2020

To the Class of 2020

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To the Class of 2020

Since we couldn't send you off in person – here are our parting words for you, GBDA Class of 2020

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Stratford School Professor Dr. Lennart Nacke Receives $30k Mitacs Accelerate Grant

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Stratford School Professor Dr. Lennart Nacke Receives $30k Mitacs Accelerate Grant

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Congratulations Class of 2020

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CONGRATULATIONS CLASS OF 2020

Congratulations GBDA Class of 2020! Your hard work has paid off and we wish we could celebrate with you – in person!

Monday, February 24, 2020

Accepting Applications for Assistant Professor Positions in Interaction Design/UX Research, and Multimedia Storytelling

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We are inviting applications for two tenure-track positions at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning July 1, 2020.

Friday, February 7, 2020

BLND Tickets Now Available. Business Meets Design

BLND Logo Business meetds Design, March 14, 2020. Creative people. Innovative ideas. Fun workshops.

BLND is back for another year at the Stratford School of Interaction Design and Business. This 1-day interactive conference highlights how the transformative power of design has become the secret advantage to business success.

Monday, November 18, 2019

StoryCamp welcomed over 100 students to participate in multimodal story design competition.

Team smiling and lauging as they play their newly created game.

More than 135 registrants from Waterloo's main campus, the Stratford School of Interaction Design and Business and other institutions, descended upon the Stratford School Saturday morning to participate in StoryCamp, a 15-hour design competition on multimodal storytelling.

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Research team creates 'player trait model' allowing for personalized user-experiences

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Researchers led by Lennart Nacke, Associate Professor at the Stratford School of Interaction Design and Business, have developed a novel tool that will enable user-experience designers to create more effective, personalized games and marketing campaigns.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

New Walking Routes Encourage Students to be More Active

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Did you know creative thinking improves during or shortly after walking?

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

GBDA Students Pitch at the World Vision Social Innovation Challenge, Win $25,000

Virtuous Waste team members smiling as they accept the World Vision 2019 Social Innovation Award

A team of Global Business and Digital Arts students developed Virtuous Waste, an alternative to plastic packaging made of seaweed that they pitched before a panel of industry experts and social entrepreneurs on June 19 in Toronto. Their winning solution will receive $25,000 in funding for implementation during a 12-month incubation period.

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