In this transformative conference, we explore the many facets of the UX design journey, with a strong focus on the dynamic paths that designers can embark upon in their careers.
We delve into personal and professional growth within large organizations, discussing transitions from design to product management and the various archetypes designers can evolve into. We will also shine a light on the importance of serving the underserved, focusing on universal design, open-source, and non-profit design as means to foster social impact and career progression.
Through a series of enlightening presentations and panels, we unravel the intricate process of becoming a design co-founder, revealing unexpected pathways that shape careers in the design world. We will explore the practice of inclusive design at leading companies, providing valuable insights into fostering a diverse workforce and conducting meaningful UX research.
Our sessions aim to unmask and challenge cognitive biases, understanding how these biases shape our work and how they can be leveraged to design more inclusive user research, hiring practices, and ultimately, products and services. Finally, we will empower designers to understand the value they bring to the table, encouraging them to champion design as a strategic asset, and cultivate business impact and relationships.
This conference is a call to action for designers to redefine their paths, embrace their growth, practice inclusivity, and make a lasting impact. We aim to inspire our attendees to become not just better designers, but influential figures driving forward a more equitable and inclusive design industry.