Our 2021 Round Table session hosts are:
Dr. Nicole A. Cooke
Letting Justice Guide our Practice
This round table will present and discuss the principles put forth by the Design Justice movement, which explores how design can be “led by marginalized communities, dismantle structural inequality, and advance collective liberation and ecological survival.”
Dr. Nicole A. Cooke is the Augusta Baker Endowed Chair and an Associate Professor at the School of Library and Information Science, at the University of South Carolina. Her research and teaching interests include human information behavior, fake news consumption and resistance, critical cultural information studies, and diversity and social justice (with an emphasis on infusing them into education, pedagogy, and design). She was a UX Copenhagen 2019 speaker (video).
Lauren Isaacson is speaking at this year’s event. Lauren will be discussing remote research options and hacks (how do we get great insights from anywhere). Read more about her HERE
Susan & Scot Westwater
Will be continuing their talk about Voice Strategy and Voice UI. Read more about Scot and Susan HERE
“I have yet to meet anyone who disagrees that going ethical in design is a good thing. However, when the talk falls on implementation and speed of implementation, it gets complicated. Let’s discuss why that is. What are the barriers to *actually* move process, organisation and products in a more ethically designed direction, and how do we overcome them?”
Trine Falbe has been working professionally with Internet related things since 2001. She is a researcher, consultant, speaker and lecturer who works in the intersection between UX, business and ethical design. Author of the books “White Hat UX” and the upcoming “The Ethical Design Handbook”, and speaker at UX Copenhagen 2020 (video).
Ask Me Anything (about Digital Governance). Read more about Lisa Welchman HERE
Quinn Keast & Jen Goertzen
The tension between inclusion & accessibility and the demands of product-market fit. How do we navigate the inherent tension between the need for inclusive and accessible products, and the reality of shipping fast to find product-market fit? What happens when new products create new barriers within communities?
In this round table, Quinn Keast and Jen Goertzen discuss how new products might find their fit while directly recognizing the risks of exclusion. See Quinn’s talk at UX Copenhagen® 2019 HERE
Saskia, who held a workshop at UX Copenhagen® 2019, will be hosting a Round Table talk about collaboration between content and UX roles.
How do you include content in your UX work? What are common barriers, blockers or pitfalls? What do/can you do to overcome them? Read more about Saskia HERE
Dave Dylan Thomas
Design for Cognitive Bias
How do we do a better job using our designs to help people make decisions? How do we do a better job of keeping our biases from hurting users? How might we use mental shortcuts for good instead of evil? Let’s discuss!
David Dylan Thomas, author of Design for Cognitive Bias from A Book Apart, is the creator and host of the Cognitive Bias Podcast. Over 15 years of content and UX work, he has developed digital strategies for major clients in entertainment, healthcare, publishing, finance, and retail. He has presented at TEDNYC, SXSW Interactive, Confab, An Event Apart, LavaCon, UX Copenhagen, Artifact, IA Conference, IxDA, Design and Content Conference, Emerging Technologies for the Enterprise, and the Wharton Web Conference on topics at the intersection of bias, design, and social justice. Watch Dave’s talk at UX Copenhagen 2018 HERE
Tina will be talking about the Circular Economy, about Repair Cafe Kolding, and if you ask, she’ll tell you about puppeteering as well. Tina is speaking this year, read more about her HERE
Laura will be carrying on the discussion about systems thinking, and your impact as a designer, from her talk at UX Copenhagen 2020 (video). It might also become a short introduction to using Miro to illustrate some of the types of systems we find ourselves working in as designers and discuss how you spot them, the small levers you can pull, and other examples. You decide!
Lene will be talking about the The Paradigm of Personas and her continued research in the subject. Lene held a workshop at UX Copenhagen 2017: (page)
Andy will be talking about evolving design maturity for organizations, teams and designers. Andy is speaking this year, see more about his talk HERE
Angelina will be continuing her 2021 talk about the Cascading Mentorship Model and about bringing Commoning into Design. Read more about Angelina HERE
Thorsten will be continuing the talk about Creativity and Burnout. Read more about him HERE