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THURSDAY, January 8, 2015

LOCAL NEWS Kamloops Innovation wants you

ANDREA KLASSEN

STAFF REPORTER

andrea@kamloopsthisweek.com

Whether you’re a computer savant or

still learning the basics of your DVD player, Kamloops Innovation wants to know what you think about tech.

The non-profit group, which provides support and mentoring to tech companies working in the region,

is putting together a volunteer tech-user group, which would review the work being produced by compa-

nies it supports. Client-engagement officer Amanda Chan said the goal is to provide feedback from

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people outside the industry to make sure products and services on offer are usable for the average customer. “One of our companies, Truvian, they just redid their whole website and they want to make sure that it’s user friendly and that people who don’t know anything about mapping, which is their focus, would be able to understand it and find information,” she said. “It could also be survey questions. “They might be looking at doing something different with their product and want to know if it’s something customers want, don’t want, understand or don’t get.” Chan said Kamloops Innovation has a few people signed up already, but wants to recruit a pool of testers by the end of January. After that, she plans to host an event at the Kamloops Innovation Centre — a shared office space on the North Shore run by the group — at which participants can meet the various tech companies involved and get a sense of what they produce. The group will be flexible and won’t require testers to give feedback on every piece of software or website. Much of the work will be online, though some hands-on testing at the centre may take place. “They would get an email from us, like, ‘Hey, we’re going to do this thing in a month from now, if you’d like to RSVP,’” Chan said. While the products will mainly be technology-related, Chan said Kamloops Innovation wants a broad range of volunteers . “It can be really almost anyone as a customer is almost anyone,” she said. “We have a lot of different companies here that are doing a lot of different things.” To learn more and to become a volunteer, email amanda@kamloopsinnovation.ca.

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