Celebrating The Summer Solstice, Miami Vice Style

Like most people, the Symbility Intersect team loves when summer rolls around. That’s why, for the third year in a row, we celebrated the Summer Solstice with a big party. On June 21st, we gathered our team members, clients, partners, and friends to take over the rooftop patio of Mascot Brewery in downtown Toronto to... [Read More]

Running My First Hackathon

On Saturday, June 2nd, I ran my first hackathon. Not just any hackathon, a hackathon for highschool aged women, dedicated to Arduino work and robotics. 20 students signed up, and 5 showed up. At first, I was disappointed with the turn-out, but throughout the day and the few days following, I feel like I’m the... [Read More]

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Intersect’s 4th Annual Bike Day

What’s summer for a child without a bike? Learning to ride a bike gives kids confidence, a feeling of independence, and pure joy. Unfortunately though, not every kid is given the chance to experience these things due to circumstances beyond their control. While we wish that we could help every child around the world feel... [Read More]

Memoirs of an Intern

After 8 months, my time as a Product Design Intern here at Intersect is coming to a close. I’ve drawn a lot of boxes during my time here, and would gladly stay here forever if I didn’t have to return to that thing called “school”. Before I leave, I want to share some of my... [Read More]

SingularityU Canada and Symbility Intersect Announce Joint Effort to Build Better Futures Through Technology Enablement

The team at Intersect and I are proud to announce a new and exciting project to support SingularityU Canada and its mission to inspire and enable exponential technology and innovation across the country. Our first activity will be to support SingularityU Canada’s launch of the inaugural SingularityU Canada Executive Program this spring in Niagara-on-the-Lake. As... [Read More]

Women Who Kill It

We wouldn’t be who we are without our people. And it just so happens that a lot of our people are women. At Intersect, we pride ourselves on fostering a culture of inclusiveness and growth, but it’s no secret that women in technology face unique challenges. We asked some of Intersect’s leading ladies to share their experiences and keys to success in tech (and life). Here’s what they had to say. [Read More]

How Your Brand Can Win In The Future of Retail

For your brand to succeed, you must prioritize customer experience over everything. Putting the customer first shouldn’t be a simple discussion during weekly or monthly marketing meetings. It means building out every facet of your business to serve the relationship between your customer and the product. Retailers who are winning today, and will continue to... [Read More]

How To Make a Simple User Testing Plan

A user testing plan is the simplest way to guide your testing and ensure it’s being conducted effectively. It’s especially useful to map out and help demonstrate why user testing is so vital – or you could always just show them our last article. In it, we go over how user testing is tied back... [Read More]

Everything You Need to Know to Start User Testing

If you aren’t user testing, you aren’t building a great product. User testing is how companies validate what they want to put in market (or what they already have) with who will actually be using it. Without it, products are really only a collection of guesses and (possibly misguided) intuition on what a customer might... [Read More]

Lessons Learned On The Path To Building Microservices

Microservices has become a hot tech buzzword in the last couple of years, made even more popular by Netflix. Just look at these search results on YouTube for an example of what I mean. There are numerous advantages when building a system with many components, but we will not be diving into those for this... [Read More]