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Sketch, Iterate, Repeat: Prototyping Your Website Design

July 6, 2015

Sketch, Iterate, Repeat: Prototyping Your Website Design.

Interview: Andrew Smyk by Workspiration

March 12, 2015

Our Program Coordinator, Andrew Smyk, was interviewed by Workspiration this month.


Music is essential for me to do work. I can’t stand working in silence. I’d love to have enough room in the office for my stereo and speakers to play all my vinyl albums and 45s.

Read the full interview here.

IMM Students Win President’s Innovation Challenge

January 23, 2014

IMM students Leena Salem, Jason Smith, Chau Le and Candy Lee win the President’s Innovation Challenge with mentor Patrick Weir.


Cisco Canada, in conjunction with Sheridan College, Fuse Marketing and Soft Gravity, would like to congratulate the winners of the President’s Innovation Challenge. Chau Le, Yee Ting Lee, Leena Salem and Jason Smith were awarded a $10,000 cash prize for devising an innovative application to be used during the Toronto 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games (TORONTO 2015) to enhance the fan experience and bridge rich connections between visitors, residents and businesses.

Official Sheridan Press Release

News coverage on CTV

Design Considerations for Little Fingers

December 5, 2013


Andrew’s new article on “Design Considerations for Little Fingers”

Designing interfaces and apps for kids is not just a matter of simplification or making the buttons bigger – it requires us to consider interaction models and user experience from the child’s perspective. Children are curious, inquisitive and love to explore.

Introduction to Mobile UX

July 30, 2013

Check out IMM instructor, Andrew Smyk’s Introduction to Mobile UX article.


Mobile has changed the way we interact with content. As UX practitioners, we need to rethink the design paradigm for the web. Simply translating desktop designs to mobile screens is not an option. Small touch screens on smartphones, tablets, and e-readers change the way users input and interact with content.

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