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HANDS-ON USABILITY TESTING WORKSHOP
NOV 4, 3-5PM

 

 

Ever wonder what it’s like to see people using the website or app you’ve designed? Usability Matters will be running a workshop to give you the skills to test your own designs on desktop, tablet and mobile devices.

In this workshop, Usability Matters UX designers Adie Margineanu, Dale McRae, Nick Crampton and Linn Vizard will teach you how to critically analyze a website, how to conduct a usability test, and how to avoid common mistakes when designing for the web. We'll also touch on the challenges of accessibility testing and how to ensure your designs meet the needs of people with varying abilities.

Learn the basics, try your hand at administering a usability test, and present your findings back to the group! Then mingle and network with like-minded designers.

The workshop will be held in DX's Library on November 4 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. Drinks and edibles provided after the event.

General Admission: $20 + HST

DX Member: $15 + HST

Space is limited to 20 participant so get your tickets today!

This is a 19+ event.

DXTOURS
CURATOR's TOUR
nov 11, dec 9, jan 6

 

 

Join us on Nov 11, Dec 9 and Jan 6 for a guided walk through of Politics of Fashion | Fashion of Politcs with guest curator Jeanne Beker and DX curator Sara Nickleson. Learn about the exhibition’s inspiration, the major contributions made by participating designers and collectors, and the criteria that guided the curators’ sartorial selections.

Curators’ Tour groups meet in front of the reception desk in the main lobby.

TICKETS

General Admission: $25 + HST

DX Member: $12.50 + HST

Student/Senior: $18.75 + HST

BUY YOUR TICKETS FOR THE CURATORS' TOUR ON NOV 11 HERE

DXFAMILIES
FAMILY DAYS
NOV 16 & DEC 7, 1-4PM

 

 

Held once a month during the run of Politics of Fashion | Fashion of Politics, Family Sunday invites children, parents and caregivers to explore and engage with the exhibition. Each program features drop-in, hands-on design activities for all ages led by DX educators. Plus, make it a memorable experience with our exhibition-themed photobooth!

During Family Sunday hours, exhibition admission is free for up to two adults accompanying children under 12.

NOV 16, 1-2PM
Fashion Takes Action is offering a My Clothes My World workshop for Family Day attendees from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. on November 16. 

My Clothes, My World introduces young people to world issues through one of their favourite topics – fashion! This one-hour workshop provides an overview of issues such as consumerism, labour rights and environmental degradation. In addition, families learn how to upcycle an old t-shirt into a bag to take home.

The workshop is free-of-charge, but registration is required. (Parents/guardians must attend the workshop with their children.)

REGISTER HERE.

DXTALKS
The ART OF CONTROVERSY
NOv 17, 6:30PM CANCELLED 

 

 

Erik Ravelo, a creative director at Fabrica, the Benetton Group's communication research centre, speaks with award-winning journalist Tara Sutton about his activism art, visual communication expertise and his design process for the company's controversial, socially conscious campaigns.

 

** Due to unforeseen circumstances, DXTalks: The Art of Controversy has been cancelled. Ticket holders may be reimbursed, please contact info@dx.org for more details. We apologize for any inconveniences.**

DXPARTIES
PARTY POLITICS
NOV 26, 6-9PM

 

 

Strike a pose at our posh party on November 26! Eat, drink, dance and mingle. DJ Mama Knows drops the beats and artist Cameron Lee joins us with a special feature. Plus, hit the after-party at Drake One Fifty

 

CAMERON LEE

Cameron Lee is a Toronto artist, curator and DJ. Cameron performs, builds, collects and combines using humour, making familiarity feel strange. Cameron is one-third of DJ collective Body Interface (regularly hosted at Bambi’s), is the curator for the monthly art, food and music event Feast in the East, and a founding member of Toronto gallery 8-Eleven. Cameron’s sculptural work was recently shown at The Power Plant, in an exhibition curated by Micah Lexier.

For Party Politics, Lee brings Instant Fashion Show to DX. This ongoing project invites guests to bring along clothing, costumes, fabric and accessories with the intent to trade, style and share, spending little to no money. The project has roots in clothing swaps between friends, often ending with a modelling of chosen items in a fashion show presentation. The first Instant Fashion Show was initiated by Toronto artists Karen Azoulay and Joel Gibb in 2002. DJs play music to build the participants’ energy and loosen their inhibitions. Instant Fashion Show joyfully thumbs its nose at convention, in a free exchange of goods and ideas about how to express yourself through fashion and music.

Party Politics attendees may observe the performance, or participate by bringing an accessory and/or laundered item of clothing to swap.

Photo by: Jamie Campbell
 

ANNI ARAUJO SPADAFORA (DJ MAMA KNOWS)

Anni Araujo Spadafora is a DJ and mixed media artist based in Toronto. She was recently an artist in residence at NES Residency in Skagaströnd, Iceland. She has been a regular DJ at the AGO's First Thursdays series and her band New Fries is set to release their first album with Pleasence Records in this fall.

 

This is a 19+ event.

TICKETS

General Admission: $25 + HST

DX Member: $12.50 + HST

Student/Senior: $18.75 + HST

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DXWORKSHOPS
HAUTE PRINTS
NOV 29, 1-4PM

 

 

Hot Pop Factory, a Toronto 3-D printing studio, hosts an interactive and inspiring hands-on workshop. Each participant will create a wearable bracelet with 3-D printed components.

Suitable for ages 18+. All supplies provided, but each participant must bring their own laptop.

Workshop Fee: $80 (includes admission to Politics of Fashion | Fashion of Politics exhibition)

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