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    “Integrating New Moustaches” team raises $2,500 for Movember

    December 4, 2012 9:32 AM
    INM's Movember team picture

    A team of seven daring men from the INM’s team have forgone the razor for the month of November to take part in the Movember campaign to raise awareness about prostate cancer and male mental health initiatives. By growing their mustaches and raising funds, the “Integrating New Moustaches” team has raised $2,500. The team ranks 2,829th out of more than 23,000 across Canada. Great job guys!

    Visit the team’s Movember page for more info.   

    We're Participating in the Global Day of Coderetreat on Dec 8th

    November 30, 2012 10:24 AM
    Logo of the Global Day of Coderetreat

    On December 8th, two members of the INM team will participate in the Global Day of Coderetreat, a world-wide event organized in more than 150 cities. The retreat gathers thousands of developers from all around the world for a day-long intensive event focusing on the fundamentals of software development and design.

    Join our team members, Ramee and Khalid, at the Montreal event!

    For more information, visit http://globalday.coderetreat.org

    INM Proudly Sponsors a11yMtl on November 23, 2012

    November 8, 2012 3:02 PM

    INM is proud to be a sponsor of the 3rd edition of a11yMtl, taking place on November 23, 2012. This event  brings together professionals from the web industry around the subject of accessibility, mobile web and user experience. INM is proud to be sponsoring this year’s session, which focuses specifically on designing adapted and adaptive interfaces. The conference promises to yield meaningful insights and conversations about mobile accessibility and user experience.

    Look for INM’s president and founder, Vahe Kassardjian among the attendees. Sign up soon, as tickets often sell out for this popular event.

    Register now for the event.

    Look for us at these upcoming events

    October 25, 2012 4:11 PM
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    We’ve got a busy fall events calendar this year at INM. Over the next several weeks, our team will be out and about at a number of events in Montreal, and Ottawa. Here’s where you can find us:

    If you are planning to be at one of these events and would like to meet up with us, please contact us to arrange a time to talk.

    BluffCam Launches Today – An iPhone app built by INM for WowWee

    June 6, 2012 2:59 PM
    BluffCam Mobile App

    Just in time for the World Series of Poker comes BluffCam, the world’s first poker bluffing app for the iPhone. This innovative app, built by INM for WowWee, leverages cutting edge camera technology to monitor micro-changes in heart rate and skin color.

    BluffCam allows players to self-monitor their vitals and learn how to keep cool throughout gameplay and disguise their bluffs. A second version of the app, BluffCam: “Table Edition”, is slated to come out soon with the ability to track heart rates of multiple opponents, analyze their behaviors, take notes, and even share results and images of players via Twitter. 

    Download BluffCam from on the Apple App Store

    A Successful Archive Strategy Powered by INM

    May 16, 2012 12:00 PM
    magazine archive DVDs - powered by INM

    With direct ad revenue taking a toll on content publishers, many have gone in search of new ways to monetize content. One model that has proven successful, particularly for specialty publishers, has been the creation of sellable archives. Over the past several years, INM has worked with both Kalmbach Publishing Co., and The Taunton Press to build these dedicated collections for several of their titles. Just last week, Audience Development Magazine did a great article on these projects. Both Taunton and Kalmbach cite these initiatives as very successful and are looking for additional ways to package these archive collections for new devices, like tablets.

    Read the article from Audience Development Magazine

    Adobe Government Assembly – May 3, 2012 in Ottawa

    April 26, 2012 11:11 AM

    On Thursday, May 3, 2012, Adobe is hosting a Government Assembly to showcase how public sector organizations like Citizenship and Immigration, Foreign Affairs and the Province of New Brunswick are applying digital government solutions to meet departmental objectives.

    Adobe executives, industry experts and clients will be onsite to speak about projects such as:

    • designing accessible services with HTML5 and other web standards
    • optimizing workflow
    • managing privacy and security

     Learn more about this event.

    New Webinar on June 6, 2012 - Demystifying Mobile Design

    April 18, 2012 2:32 PM
    demystifying-mobile-webinar

    Join us on June 6, 2012 at 11:00 am EDT for the third instalment of our free UX design webinar series - Demystifying Mobile Design. With mobile searches set to surpass desktop ones by the end of the year, there is a growing importance for organizations to deliver high quality mobile experience to their clients.

    Join us to hear the key considerations for designing rich and gratifying user interactions, including: 

    • needs and behaviors of mobile users
    • addressing multiple screen resolutions and orientations
    • designing for touch interfaces
    • balancing image size and bandwidth
    • user testing for mobile platforms

    Register Now

    Look for Us at Intracom on April 19, 2012

    April 9, 2012 11:09 AM
    Intracom Montreal

    Be sure to book your calendars for Thursday, April 19, 2012 for the 11th edition of Intracom Montreal, the conference for decision makers in IT, communications and marketing. With over 23 quality speakers covering topics that range from mobile to geolocalization and gamification, the event promises to draw an interesting audience and deliver some quality information.

    Adobe’s Marcel Boucher will be delivering the keynote, talking about the new revolution in web content management and how content is now liberated through the adoption of open standards.

    Be sure to drop by the Adobe booth to say hello to the INM team.

    Register now for the show

    We’re Sponsoring TEDxMontreal on May 5, 2012

    April 9, 2012 10:12 AM
    TEDxMontreal

    INM is pleased to once again be sponsoring a TED event. TEDxMontreal is locally organized event designed to bring people together to share in a TED-like experience. The event, taking place on Saturday, May 5, 2012 at Momument-National, combines TEDTalks video and live speakers to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group.

    Registration for this event is now open and you can apply to attend. Hope to see you there. 

    New eGuide “Designing Rich Dashboards: Challenges & Best Practices” Now Available

    March 29, 2012 10:14 AM
    INM eGuide: Designing Rich Dashboards

    The second in our series of UX-focused eGuides is now available. This free guide is an essential companion for designers, project managers and line of business owners looking to build or enhance a dashboard.

    Chock full of examples and tips, the eGuide illustrates the common challenges faced when building a dashboard project and the best practice recommendations to achieve maximum returns.

    Learn how to:

    • design for users and context of use
    • tame reams of data
    • build an easy-to-understand interface
    • ensure the continued success of your dashboard

    Download your copy of the eGuide

    Spring Events Calendar Heats Up

    March 13, 2012 9:42 AM
    INM Spring Events Calendar

    As the temperatures are starting to rise, our spring social calendar is also heating up. Over the next few weeks, we will be out and about at a number of events, including:

    If you are planning to be at any of these shows and want to meet up, contact us to set-up a time to talk.

    March Webinar: Designing Rich Dashboards - Challenges & Best Practices

    February 20, 2012 2:01 PM
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    Join us on Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at 11:00 am Eastern for the second instalment in our UX webinar series. In March, we will be tackling the topic of dashboards. Our session, entitled “Designing Rich Dashboards – Challenges & Best Practices”, looks at how dashboards can be effectively designed to not only help users understand and interpret complex data, but how they can help guide users into making smart decisions.

    INM's Creative Director, Raluca Ene, and UX/UI Designer Kent Rahman are teaming up their expertise to look at some of the challenges that go into building great dashboards and they'll dive into the best practices of creating solutions that are both engaging and effective.

    Registraiton for this webinar is now closed, but you can watch the recording of this session on our YouTube Channel. 

    SOSgarde iPhone app is now available in the App Store

    February 16, 2012 8:56 AM
    SOSgarde iPhone App

    The SOSgarde app is now available in the Apple App Store. This new iPhone app, built by INM for SOSgarde, lets busy parents access thousands of local babysitters and nannies anytime, anywhere. Parents can simply enter their residential postal code and pull up a short list of sitters from their local neighbourhood. They can then view the sitters’ detailed profiles, choose the one that best fits their needs and phone or email the sitter directly from the app to make arrangements.

    To learn more, read the full press release

    INM and Kalmbach Package 37 years of Astronomy Magazine on DVD

    January 31, 2012 9:02 AM
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    Astronomy lovers across the globe can now clear their archive issues out their basements and off their bookshelves. All 450 issues and 23 special editions of the world’s best astronomy magazine are now available as a searchable DVD collection.

    INM worked with Astronomy Magazine publisher, Kalmbach Publishing, to package the issues as one collection. INM’s technology was used to make the magazines searchable and viewable on-screen. Readers can browse the entire collection as they would on paper, or can search the full collection by keyword or phrase. They can even save their favourite issues on their hard drive or print out specific articles.

    For more details about this project, read the full press release.

    “The Complete Collection” of Astronomy Magazine is available in the Kalmbach Bookstore for $149.  

    FGMDA Architects Choose INM

    January 18, 2012 12:07 PM
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    Montreal-based architecture firm, Fournier Gersovitz Moss Drolet Architects (FGMDA), has chosen INM as part of the team behind its new branding and website revamp project. INM is working with local graphic design agency Bertuch to put a new face on the firm’s web presence. The new website, which will debut in late summer, will better reflect this young and dynamic firm. The site will deliver stronger information architecture, clearer navigation, better project imagery and more information about the team.  

    INM President Returns to Judge MBA International Case Competition

    January 4, 2012 10:38 AM

    For the sixth consecutive year, INM President and Co-Founder, Vahe Kassardjian, will lend a hand and serve as a judge at the 31st annual John Molson MBA International Case Competition.

    This competition will bring together 36 teams of MBA students from the world’s top business schools, including groups from Canada, France, New Zealand and Israel. This event provides students with a unique opportunity to perfect their presentation and strategic thinking skills, while formulating recommendations for real-world business cases. The theme of this year’s competition is “Innovation”, and the competition focuses on the challenges and opportunities presented in a business world that strives for continuous improvement.

    Each year, senior business executives lend their expertise to serve as judges, using their unique backgrounds, experience and perspectives to critically assess the participants' presentations.

    The competition runs from Tuesday, January 3, 2012 through Sunday, January 8, 2012 at the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth Hotel in downtown Montreal.