Tuesday, May 19, 2020

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

Julia Sprague confrence standing beside project summary

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, 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

photo of researchers on stairs

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, 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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