IA Summit 2018 Main Conference TalkTopic(s): career development, collaboration, and product management
The topic of creating diverse teams has been hot the last few years, as pressure increases to create products with less bias.
However, as we cast our nets wider and bring in different perspectives into our design teams, what challenges can we expect in working with people from around the world and ultimately getting the benefit of their different views? This talk concerns itself with cultural bias — and discusses how to prepare, identify and adapt to the kinds of biases we can expect from team members, particularly those coming from non-western cultures.
About the speaker(s)
Farai Madzima has designed banking apps used every day by people across Africa. Currently, he’s a UX Lead at Shopify in Ottawa. Previously, Farai led Standard Bank South Africa’s team of designers and researchers in Johannesburg. Farai organises Pixel Up! conferences and meetups in South Africa to connect African designers and developers in with their peers in the rest of the world.