Innovation in Tax Filing: Identifying Barriers and Increasing Access

Federal and provincial governments use the tax system to establish eligibility and deliver benefits and credits to low-income Canadians. Low-income Canadians experience increased barriers to filing their taxes and thus do not maximize available benefits. This is likely to have worsened as free in-person tax clinics closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic or only provide services virtually and as a result become inaccessible for individuals who lack technology and internet access.

User Experience Design of Next-Generation Electronic Pocket Notebook for Law Enforcement Agencies

Mobile note-taking has soon taken over our digital world. With many digital applications offered on computers, mobile devices, and tablets. We want to further improve on this experience for those working in the law-enforcement industry and create an easy, and readily accessible application for police officers’ use. This mobile application will be a productive alternative to the paper and pens that so many are currently using.
Mobile Innovations delivers secure mobile data applications for Law Enforcement to operate on Android, iPhone & Windows.

Aging In Place Ergonomic Kitchen Design

Most Canadians prefer to remain in their own homes for as long as possible, or “age in place”. One important area of daily living is meal preparation. The opportunity to age in place is likely to be higher where kitchens allow for the changing functional ability of people as they age. Décor is a Canadian kitchen cabinet design and manufacturing company committed to innovation that means the products that their clients buy today, will function long into the future.

Improving User Experience and Accessibility of Online Medical Test Data via Gameful Design

In this project, we plan to study and improve the existing Best Tests section of the Clinician Portal from Alpha Laboratories. Best Tests provides metrics to clinicians that allow them to compare the effectiveness and cost of their test ordering patterns. However, the problem is that many of these comparison metrics are not easy to understand and even harder to integrate into the existing routines of doctors, nurse practitioners, and lab orderers (i.e., clinicians).

Next Generation candidate screening and assessment platform featuring psychological profiling though gamification

This project is the first step to providing Thinking North’s Purple Squirrel recruitment platform to go beyond traditional matching with a novel, data-backed holistic candidate matching process. To provide a robust system, Thinking North is collaborating with Seneca’s School of Software Design and Data Science to use advanced artificial intelligence and gamification techniques to combine “psychology” and “gamification,” known as “psychification,” to enhance the screening aspect for a recruitment process.

Canadian History Through the Lens of Indigenous Women: Indigenous History and Cultural Awareness Training

This proposed research project pairs two students with expertise in branding, digital design and user experience with a partner organization that offers training in Indigenous cultural awareness, specifically Canadian history as seen through the lens of Indigenous women. The students will address research questions, assist with finding ways to expand the awareness training to a wider audience via digital outreach, and explore possibilities for building an online educational platform.

Building Systems Operational Dashboard and Analysis

Mircom is a Canadian Company that operates as a global player the building solutions sector and is the largest independent fire alarm and control system manufacturer in North America, with product lines spanning Fire Alarm and Emergency Audio, Communications, and Security and brands include Mircom™ Secutron™, and U.E.C.™ United Export Corporation. This project will boost Mircom’s competitiveness in global markets by using data effectively to improve operating margins.

Automated escalation and incident management in healthcare during mass casualties and pandemic events (Part 2)

In healthcare, communication and clear roles and responsibilities are critical in delivering care to patients. This is difficult to achieve in the best of times; during pandemics and mass casualty events, communication is the first thing to fail, leading to inefficiency, confusion, and ultimately harm to patients. This project aims to develop an automated system that escalates critical events to the required healthcare providers in a reliable and closed-loop manner.

Digital Marketing and Sales Decision Optimization

Like many of their global compatriots, Canadian banks have embraced digital transformation, which enables their account holders to access and manage their accounts and investments online, allowing personalized service. This reality includes the needs of internal stakeholders as well as clients. Planning and implementation of Customer Relations Management and digital sales systems require new ways of working that in turn implicate policies and procedures. Internal culture is impacted as banks strengthen their talent acquisition in AI, Machine learning and data analytics.