Ethical Design, Trust & Responsibility for World Interaction Design Day (IxDD)
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IxDD is the annual global event for exploring and promoting how interaction design improves the human condition. We’re hosting a local event that night, focused on this year’s theme of trust and responsibility. Everyone should have a voice on this important topic, and everyone’s voice will be heard on the evening.
Come join us for a hands-on workshop where, in small groups, we’ll explore themes around our practices as designers, the organisations that we work with & for, and the solutions that we create. Insights and questions arising from these discussions will be reported back to the broader audience, and will serve to guide a panel discussion that follows. We’ll conclude by reflecting on the best practice principles that we’ve explored and, ideally, turn this into a draft of our own local “ethical design manifesto” that we can make available to our community.
Tracy is a social design and innovation specialist.
She is driven by the belief that everybody deserves an equitable system, adequate living standards, and to live free from discrimination. Her career has focused on uniting systems and organisations to work better for people, particularly those experiencing vulnerability or hardship. Tracy has over 10 years’ experience managing and consulting on economic empowerment and poverty reduction programs across Australia, New Zealand and Latin America.
As Head of Strategy and Programs at Thriving Communities Partnership, Tracy is exploring how design methods can support better outcomes for people and organisations, by challenging long-held assumptions and forging news ways of collaborative working to rebuild trust in communities across Australia.
Tarra van Amerongen
Tarra teaches venturing students design and strategy at UTS and is the Managing Director of ustwo digital product studio.
Bronwyn van der Merwe
As General Manager of Fjord in the Asia Pacific region, I work with clients to design services that people love. We help organisations on their transformation journey as they seek to take advantage of digital and become more customer-centric.
As much as I love the client work, I am equally passionate about finding, working with and developing a great team.
I’m a product person at heart who loves rumbling with designers &
engineers to create stuff that gets loved and finds product market fit.
After about a decade in Product I spent the last decade of my working
life in a mix of technology leadership, consulting and startup gigs.
About to have my first kid but it’s ok I’m no longer completely freaking out about this…
Hosted by Arq Group at World Square: L23 / 680 George Street, Sydney, NSW 2000
- 5:30 – 6:15 PM Check-in, nibbles, chatting
- 6:20 – 7:10 PM Quick intro, then workshop & reporting back
- 7:15 – 8:00 PM Panel discussion
- 8:00 – 8:30 PM Reflections and conclusions
- 8:30 PM Exeunt! Out to the pub (The Cidery)
The IxDA Sydney Chapter has over 2800 members across Sydney with Joe Ortenzi as Local Leader, supported by many Volunteer organisers across 5 teams. #IxDASyd organises many events over the calendar year, supporting Interaction Design through mentoring, presentations, workshops, discussions and other knowledge sharing opportunities.