Presentations

  • Upcoming: D. El-Shimy. “Creativity in research: Designing your own methods when the usual ones won’t cut it.” To be presented at User Research London 2019, in London, United Kingdom, on June 28, 2019.
  • Upcoming: D. El-Shimy. “Think like a researcher: tips and lessons from UX Research at Shopify.” To be presented at Staples Canada Spotlight Event, in Montreal, Canada, on April 11, 2019.
  • D. El-Shimy. “Creativity in research: Designing your own methods when the usual ones won’t cut it.” Presented at Design Research 2019 in Sydney, Australia, on March 15, 2019, [pdf]
  • D. El-Shimy. “Turning anecdotes into insights: Mixed methods research in support of design.” Presented at CanUX in Ottawa, Canada, on November 3, 2018. [pdf]
  • D. El-Shimy. “Leveraging context into resources: how to take ownership of the UX problems we observe.” Presented at UX Cambridge in Cambridge, United Kingdom, on September 13, 2018. [pdf]
  • D. El-Shimy. “Turning anecdotes into insights: Mixed methods research in support of design.” Presented at ConveyUX in Seattle, USA, on March 1, 2018. [pdf]
  • D. El-Shimy. “User Research: The challenges of understanding and designing for people.” Presented at ECSE 424: Human-Computer Interaction at McGill University, Montreal, Canada on October 5, 2017. [pdf]
  • D. El-Shimy. “Think like a research: Recipes from one researcher’s cookbook.” Presented at Shopify UX Summit 2017 in Ottawa, Canada on June 22, 2017. [pdf]
  • D. El-Shimy. “Turning anecdotes into insights: Mixed methods research in support of design.” Presented at ‘How Leading Companies Use Mixed Methods UX Research to Drive Innovation’, a Breather UX research meetup in Montreal, Canada on April 7, 2017. [pdf]
  • D. El-Shimy. “Turning anecdotes into insights: Mixed methods research in support of design.” Presented at Design Research 2017 in Sydney, Australia on March 9, 2017. [pdf]
  • D. El-Shimy. “Designing effective workshops: How to make sure your workshop doesn’t turn into an 8-hour long meeting.” Presented at SAP Design Talks in Montreal, Canada on December 1, 2016. [pdf]
  • D. El-Shimy. “Adopting a research mindset: Tips and tricks from UX research at Shopify” Presented at Beyond Tellerrand in Berlin, Germany, on November 9, 2016. [pdf]
  • D. El-Shimy. “User Research: The challenges of understanding and designing for people.” Presented at ECSE 424: Human-Computer Interaction at McGill University, Montreal, Canada on October 5, 2016. [pdf]
  • D. El-Shimy. “How I stumbled onto UX research because I loved music.” Presented at UX Scotland in Edinburgh, United Kingdom, on June 8, 2016. [pdf]
  • D. El-Shimy. “User Research: The challenges of understanding and designing for people.” Presented at ECSE 424: Human-Computer Interaction at McGill University, Montreal, Canada on October 6, 2015. [pdf]
  • D. El-Shimy. “EmbodiNet: Enriching Distributed Musical Collaboration Through Embodied Interactions.” Presented at INTERACT 2015, Bamberg, Germany on September 17, 2015. [pdf]
  • D. El-Shimy. “From UX to music and back: exploring a bidirectional flow of information.” Presented at Tout le Monde UX, Montreal, Canada on September 3, 2014. [pdf]video
  • D. El-Shimy. “Exploring User-Driven Techniques for the Design of New Musical Interfaces through the Responsive Environment for Distributed Performance”. Thesis Defence presented at McGill University, Montreal, Canada on October 9, 2014. [pdf]
  • D. El-Shimy, J. R. Cooperstock. “Embodied Controls for Mixing and Composition.” Presented at the Graphics, Animations and New Media (GRAND) Conference, Ottawa, Canada, on May 15, 2014. [pdf]
  • D. El-Shimy, J. R. Cooperstock. “Embodied Controls for Mixing and Composition.” Presented at the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Music, Media and Technology (CIRMMT) Workshop on Immersive Audio, Montreal, Canada, on March 28, 2014. [pdf]
  • D. El-Shimy, J. R. Cooperstock. “Reactive Environment for Network Music Performance: Exploring Design Approaches” Presented at the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Music, Media and Technology (CIRMMT) Workshop on Designing Interaction, Montreal, Canada, on November 5, 2013. [pdf]
  • D. El-Shimy, J. R. Cooperstock. “Reactive Environment for Network Music Performance.” Presented at New Interfaces for Musical Performance (NIME), Daejeon+Seoul, South Korea, on May 27, 2013. [pdf]
  • D. El-Shimy, J. R. Cooperstock. “Reactive Environment for Network Music Performance.” Presented at the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Music, Media and Technology (CIRMMT) Student Symposium and General Assembly, Montreal, Canada, on May 23, 2013. [pdf]
  • D. El-Shimy, J. R. Cooperstock. “Reactive Environment for Network Music Performance.” Presented at the Graphics, Animations and New Media (GRAND) Conference, Toronto, Canada, on May 16, 2013. [pdf]
  • D. El-Shimy. “Reactive Environment for Network Music Performance.” Presented at Net-Music 2013: The Internet as a Creative Resource in Music, Montreal, Canada on January 13, 2013. [pdf]
  • D. El-Shimy. “Designing for Musicians: A Case Study in Understanding Special Target Users.” Presented at the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Music, Media and Technology (CIRMMT) Workshop on Sensory Experience, Language and Knowledge, Montreal, Canada, on September 24, 2012. [pdf]
  • D. El-Shimy. “Reactive Environment for Network Music Performance.” Presented at the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Music, Media and Technology (CIRMMT) Student Award Workshop, Montreal, Canada, on September 5, 2012. [pdf]
  • D. El-Shimy, T. Hermann, J. R. Cooperstock. “A reactive environment for dynamic volume control.” Presented at New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME), Ann Arbor, USA, on May 23, 2012. [pdf]