NUX Manchester meet-ups are kindly sponsored by Rentalcars.com.
The next NUX Manchester event is taking place on Monday 14th August in our regular home at the office of Rentalcars.com, at 35 Fountain Street, just behind Primark in Manchester City Centre.
Join us from 6:30pm for food, drinks and networking. The talk will start at 7:00pm.
Designing for good, and the subtle art of not killing everyone
with Jonny Rae-Evans
In light of the shift in politics and public opinion sweeping across the United States and Europe in recent years, it’s of no surprise to see more and more designers pursuing a career in ethical design.
"Tech for good" is no longer merely a niche topic, and instead we’re finally seeing the great impact that ethical design can have upon the lives of people.
However, "designing for good" is often synonymous with "designing for the vulnerable" and with that comes a weight of responsibility. If a designer on a tech for good project makes a mistake, it isn’t a case of a client losing some money, or a company losing brand appeal, but it could actually result in a loss of life.
This talk will explore what it means to be a user experience designer in the tech for good sector, how to approach designing for vulnerable people, and how to avoid killing anyone. It’ll also touch upon the Warrior Down project, an app to help people in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction, as a case study.
Jonny Rae-Evans, Head of Design & UX at Reason Digital, and co-host of Tech for Good Live
Jonny is Head of Design & UX at Reason Digital, an agency that has worked exclusively over the past 9 years in creating digital solutions that have a positive social and environmental impact. Working with clients such as The Samaritans, Bentley CSR, Alzheimer’s Research UK and Age UK. He has a wealth of design experience working with clients across a variety of industries and sectors including education, sports, travel, retail and finance.
An active member of the design community, Jonny has been published in Creative Bloq and co-hosts the Tech for Good Live podcast.
Follow Jonny: @jonnyraeevans
|6:30 – 7:00||Free pizza, beer, soft drinks & refreshments provided by our sponsors Rentalcars.com|
|7:00 – 9:00||Jonny’s talk|
|9:00 onwards||Open discussion and networking (with more free beers)|
Places are limited. Please only reserve a ticket if you are able to attend.