Discussion: Designing for the bigger picture
Sometimes a wonderful user experience can lead to negative consequences for our society or economy. As we all know technology evolves in a very fast pace, while our infrastructure be it social, political, physical or economical wasn’t build to evolve quite as fast.
In this session, we will discuss how can we try to find a balance between innovative technology and infrastructure? Where do we draw the line between good and evil disruptive design? Who is actually paying the price for innovation?
Discussion: Inclusive design in practice
Users are humans and as humans they have a wide range of abilities, experiences and perspectives. How can we as designers ensure that the products we design take into account the diversity of our users, and avoid erecting barriers that exclude?
In this session, we will discuss the role of the UX designer when creating inclusive and accessible digital experiences. How do we make the case for accessibility and an inclusive mindset within our organizations? What tools and methods are there for us to use? And how will the upcoming accessibility laws and regulations affect the way we design?
Discussion: The future
The challenges of the future are not coming, they are here! Self driving cars, smart systems in your household, data gathering in almost every interaction you face. This makes us both strengthened and weak. A lot of debates regarding the future and the integrity perspective are already on, there are a lot of answers but it’s up to you to decide what your contribution will be.
How can we as UX designers contribute and adapt to the constantly emerging technology with all the challenges complied? Will you use the possibilities to design a better future for individuals or will you be a product of the establishment?
Discussion: Manipulation and integrity in design
Today - more than ever - we need to start thinking about the decisions we make for our users/customers daily. Some of the decisions are made for the users/customers best and other for the best of the business. More decisions don’t make you happy, but when do we cross the boundary between supporting and manipulating the users?
In this session, we will discuss how we can find a balance between making things more comfortable and letting the user have control. Is it always right to design for behavioral change if we have the right reasons? Is user/customer control bad for business?
Discussion: A designer conscience
As a UX designer, you have the customers faith in your hands. We could say that all humans have a conscience, more or less. Some of us UX designers use this in a greater extent in our daily work, some use it less. With the use of data in our development processes, we face even bigger design challenges. As a UX designer you have never been challenged to the extent that you are today. With this stated, what’s your responsibility as a designer?
Should the UX designers have a special set of ethical values? How do you know that you are a designer with “good” values, or if you are a designer on the “evil” side? Is it all about conscience or is it about values and what’s your limit?
Yelena Koselnik, Annika Mossberg & Tommy Feldt
Yelena Koselnik is a UX designer fascinated by people and people’s behavior.
Annika Mossberg is an experienced UX designer with a great passion for designing user experiences that benefit both the organisation and their customers.
Tommy Feldt is a UX designer and accessibility specialist with a passion for creating digital experiences that simply work for all users.