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Diversity and Inclusion by Design

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IxDA NYC and Adobe are excited to present our inaugural World Interaction Design Day. We’ll be talking about diversity and inclusion, and how actively working to design inclusively at all levels can help you effect change on an individual, systemic, and organizational level.

Our speakers will share stories of designing accessible voice interfaces, designing inclusively for deaf people, and about designing an organizational culture that fosters a feeling of belonging.


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Designing for One, Stories from BBC2’s The Big Life Fix

John Anderson, Smart Design

Since we find it so easy to communicate with one another, you could assume that crafting a conversational user interface would be an innate skill for designers. But the truth is, there are dozens of intricacies that come with designing for voice. Technology trailblazer John Anderson recently collaborated with a team of inventors for BBC2 television show, The Big Life Fix, looking to create new and life-changing solutions for people in need. John will share his learnings in experimenting, prototyping and designing an accessible solution to navigate voice technology for a woman living with severe, progressive Multiple Sclerosis. He’ll uncover the obstacles in coding complex conversations through creating a personalized ‘accessibility jacket’ for Amazon Alexa, and the incredibly powerful outcomes that can be created with emerging technologies when you go deep to design for one extreme user.


Designing for Deaf People, for Everyone Actually

Marie van Driessche, ABN AMRO Bank

Marie van Driessche is a Dutch designer from Amsterdam. Being a designer, she is fascinated by how people interact with digital products and each other. Currently she works at ABN AMRO Bank as interaction designer.

Marie has a BA in Graphic Design from the Royal Academy of Arts in the Netherlands and an MA Graphic Moving Image from University of Arts, London, UK. After graduating from UAL she moved to France to work as a designer. She worked on developing accessibility solutions trough broadcasting messages in French Sign Language by virtual characters. After returning to the Netherlands, Marie started working at Eend.nl where she designed and developed websites for various companies, mostly for government agencies. Her focus is to design proper, meaningful and inclusive solutions. Being Deaf, Marie brings a unique perspective to digital work and inclusive design.

Marie has been a speaker at various occasions on UX and accessibility topics at a number of Meetups and Interaction ’18.


Designing for Belonging

Elisabeth Fosslien, independent organizational and design consultant

What if you could bring yourself out of hiding and into the organization, even the parts of yourself that don’t seem to belong on surface level? Diversity is having a seat at the table, inclusion is having a voice, and belonging is having that voice be heard. Organizational and design consultant Liz Fosslien shares the small actions you can take to create a culture of belonging.



About Our Speakers

John Anderson, Technology Director, Smart Design

John takes a lead role in shaping the technology discipline at Smart through innovative processes, pilots and experiments. With a background in agile start-up techniques and a design-minded approach to engineering, he has more than a decade of experience in consulting, product design, software engineering and entrepreneurship. A frequent speaker on technology at General Assembly panels and in classrooms, John also received an Emmy in the “best kids digital” category for his work with PBS’s The Electric Company. Smart Design brings together expertise in human-centred design, technology and business strategy to help companies develop ecosystems of products and services that deliver meaningful value to their customers. With an unparalleled global portfolio of category-defining work in mobility, health and consumer products and services, Smart serves companies’ growing needs in creating differentiating customer experiences that span the physical and digital.


Marie Van Driessche, eend.nl

I’m Marie van Driessche from Amsterdam. I did a BA Graphic Design at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague and a Master Graphic Moving Image at the University of Arts, London. Afterwards, I moved to France to work as a designer and to develop accessibility solutions through broadcasting messages in French Sign Language by virtual characters. Now I work at eend.nl in the Netherlands, where I design and develop websites for different companies, but mostly for government organisations. And I’m Deaf.


Elisabeth Fosslien, Independent Consultant

Liz Fosslien is an organizational and design consultant whose clients include Salesforce, Ernst & Young, and the Stanford d.School. She previously worked as Executive Editor at Genius and as an economist consultant at Analysis Group. Liz's work has been featured by the Economist, The Financial Times, the Freakonomics blog, and NPR.

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