About this event
Jonny Rae-Evans - Designing for Good, and the Subtle Art of Not Killing Anyone
In light of the shift in politics and public opinion sweeping across the United States and Europe in recent years, it’s no surprise to see more and more designers pursuing a career in ethical design.
“Tech for good” is no longer merely a niche topic, and instead we’re finally seeing the great impact that ethical design can have upon the lives of people.
However, “designing for good” is often synonymous with “designing for the vulnerable” and with that comes a weight of responsibility. If a designer on a tech for good project makes a mistake, it isn’t a case of a client losing some money, or a company losing brand appeal, but it could actually result in a loss of life.
This talk will explore what it means to be a user experience designer in the tech for good sector, how to approach designing for vulnerable people, and how to avoid killing anyone.
Melinda Klayman - Understanding Your Next Billion Users
If you are not your user then who is? Quite likely, it's not your neighbour or your family or anyone familiar to you. Probably it's someone who lives far away in another country, who speaks a different language, and has a completely different mental model from yours about how the world works both online and offline. In this talk you will learn more about people coming online for the first time and how to build products that will engage them.
Guildhall, High Street, City Centre, Bath, BA1 5AW