IA Summit 2018 Main Conference TalkTopic(s): design
Friday, March 23, 2018
1:45 PM – 2:05 PM
Track: Strategy Add to Google Calendar
Design is increasingly gaining influence in the companies we work in and the world at large, which means our actions as designers have an increasing influence on shaping the world around us. All of our individual choices, collectively form our manufactured world.
Do you know where the choices you are making are leading, not just on the scale of your project, but on a larger scale? Are you making choices that matter or choices that lead to desirable outcomes? Are you designing mindfully for our larger collective futures or are you just “checking a box” or blindly chasing the latest design craze or “silver bullet” process? The success of good design isn’t new and relies on a core set of first principles that if followed lead to better outcomes, but it is up to all of us to make it happen. Join Erik as he discusses these first principles of good design as we collectively shape our future, and create the future world that you want to live in.
About the speaker(s)
Erik Dahl is a freelance UX/product consultant living in Grand Rapids, Michigan. His background in anthropology, semiotics, HCI and IA help him make sense of complex situations and create meaningful interactions for his clients and their customers. Erik’s work has covered websites, applications, products, wearables, environments, and services. In 2010, Erik co-founded the MidwestUX conference, a regional UX conference creating a space for distributed design practitioners to form connections at a human scale. In Erik’s free time he enjoys running ultramarathons, and getting lost on the wooded trails of the Midwest.