[Tech Week 2023] Inclusive Design for a Digital World

Free
Monday, 13 February, 2023
1 2 am EST
Sydney (Online)

About This Event

General Assembly is proud to bring to you Tech Week 2023! This week-long free virtual event series explores workforce and technology trends that will shape the year ahead. This is your chance to stay ahead of the digital transformation and future-proof your career. Check out the rest of the series here.

In the ever-changing landscape of technology, designers are responsible for creating worlds of environments, services, and systems that will be used by millions of people–each with lasting impacts. Now more than ever, modern design begins with inclusivity in mind.

Inclusive design is a way of creating digital products that enable people of all backgrounds and abilities to experience them. Accessibility is critical to one’s experience in the digital realm, but yet there is more that needs to be done to make it universal.

Join our panel as we discuss design solutions that can be incorporated into services and products to make them more consciously inclusive. We'll also explore the major types of disabilities: mobility, vision, hearing, cognition, and how these affect relationships and experiences with tech.

Come learn the best practices to ensure an equal tech experience for more people and better serve the existing market to drive sales and raise brand thoughtfulness.

Takeaways

  • Understand the importance of inclusive design

  • Learn how to design for inclusivity and discover the resources that are available to designers

  • Spend time aligning business goals with inclusive design

Preparation

Download Zoom. Zoom is the video conferencing tool we will use for this webinar.

About the Instructor

Vasu Kolla Photo

Engagement Director, Pebbleroad

Vasu heads product teams at PebbleRoad, a strategy, design and engineering practice. He works with leaders at established organisations to plan and execute digital services initiatives. Vasu's areas of expertise lie in digital strategy, product management, organisation design and agile ways of working. He is passionate about using design-led approaches for business transformation.

Vasu has masters in Information Systems from Nanyang Technology University, Singapore. He contributes to growing Singapore's design and design and product practice through teaching and organising events.

Michelle Ou Photo

Human Centred Design Training Lead, eHealth NSW

Michelle is a design researcher, service designer and inclusive design practitioner who believes an inclusive mindset is fundamental to human centred design.

Drawing from lived experience, Michelle’s design superpower is creating culturally appropriate and trauma safe spaces for human connection.

Previously, at the Centre for Inclusive Design, she supported organisations in reaching underrepresented communities and co-designing solutions that better serve everyone.

Currently, at NSW eHealth, Michelle advocates for the value of design and leads human centred design capability uplift.

Michelle pays the kindness and support she received on her squiggly design career forward through teaching and mentoring designers from all around the world.

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