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Kathryn McTavish
project manager / scotch aficionado / dance enthusiast
Government
October 31, 2018

MyRichmond: From Blue Sky Thinking to Building a Solid Basecamp

Radical I/O worked with the City of Richmond to imagine the future of online municipal services. This vision helped the team collaboratively build and launch the initial foundation of a central web app, which drives value for their customers today, as we continue to work together to incorporate new online services in the future. MyRichmond is a personalized web portal for City of Richmond customers to access online city services in one place using one login.

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Kathryn McTavish
project manager / scotch aficionado / dance enthusiast
People
October 24, 2018

Career transition in action: from student advisor to digital project manager...a big learning curve!

Career transition can be a daunting and scary, but ultimately rewarding process to go through, that opens up boundless opportunities. Our project manager, Kathryn McTavish, discusses her own personal journey through industry and role transition, and shares some insights and tips for changing careers.

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Renée Mak
digital product designer / pun-maker / disaster clown
Government
October 11, 2018

Empathy and Running a Usability and Citizen-Centered Design Workshop

Empathy is the cornerstone to human-centered design. By building empathy, we are able to better see through the lens of our citizen groups. This allows us to design better systems that are human- and citizen-centered. In part 3 of our series, we’ll lead you through running a usability and citizen-centered design workshop with a team in order to have a deeper understanding of the citizen groups that you engage with, in order to better serve your citizens.

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Briana Sim
Co-founder & COO / people advocate / office singer
VR360
September 21, 2018

Introducing Sync Play for BeThere360

BeThere360 is an easy-to-use digital asset management and publishing platform that comes with brandable native iOS and Android mobile apps. Sync Play is an exciting new feature which allows your audience to share an immersive, “wow” experience, together. We will be demo’ing Sync Play FOR THE FIRST TIME September 21-22, 2018 at the VR/AR Global Summit in Vancouver, BC. Join the experience.

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Ian Sim
Co-founder & CEO / tech octopus / coffee fiend
Government
April 9, 2018

Smart Cities: Collaboration is Key

A connected Smart City can mean many things. At Radical, we believe that it means establishing a cohesive transportation and services network for a community where all levels of government (Federal, Provincial, Municipal) are involved. They could then use the data - about things like traffic patterns, water usage, and underutilized infrastructure - and work with citizens, city planners, and technology experts to achieve greater goals and create positive, meaningful change.

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Briana Sim
Co-founder & COO / people advocate / office singer
People
March 28, 2018

Why We Put People First

At Radical I/O we say that we are a people-first software development lab and consultancy, and we mean it.

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Briana Sim
Co-founder & COO / people advocate / office singer
VR360
March 20, 2018

Our Partnership with PLATO Testing

Our collaboration was a successful one - the app went live and it was a big hit with BC Lions’ fans. Our first experience working with the PLATO team has blossomed into a long-lasting relationship, and we really look forward to working with them again.

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Briana Sim
Co-founder & COO / people advocate / office singer
People
February 13, 2018

Let's Talk (about mental health)

At our team check-in, I encouraged the team to share the healthy ways that they deal with stress and anxiety, and say something positive about our team.

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Renée Mak
digital product designer / pun-maker / disaster clown
Government
August 16, 2017

How To Move Toward Citizen-Centered Design in Government

Taking the approach of a departmental and even intra-departmental view to implementing a citizen-centered government model, we make the task a lot less daunting. It’s possible to deliver positive impact and build momentum for organization-wide cultural change from the bottom up.

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Renée Mak
digital product designer / pun-maker / disaster clown
Government
July 13, 2017

Human-centered Design in Government

Simply put, it’s about creating design that functions for the end user and eliminating confusion along the way.

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Ian Sim
Co-founder & CEO / tech octopus / coffee fiend
VR360
May 4, 2017

The Future of VR and 360° Video - It’s Here to Stay

The clearest takeaway from the event was that VR and 360° Video is here to stay - and is poised to be adopted in every type and level of business.

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Briana Sim
Co-founder & COO / people advocate / office singer
Community
April 6, 2017

Why We Believe in Purpose and Profit

When we started Radical I/O in 2014, we had this (dare I say it) ‘radical idea’ that engaging with purpose in our community and being profitable were not mutually exclusive goals. In fact, only through being impactful could we enjoy being profitable.

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