Design and technology for the public good: putting your skills to work on meaningful challenges
The world we live in today faces many pressing challenges: affordable housing, climate change, economic inequality, mental health... the list goes on. How can UX and other related disciplines help address these and other complex public issues? How can designers and technologists apply their skills, knowledge and experience to create a positive impact in the world? Let's explore these questions together and find out what opportunities exist for building public good through technology, design and data.
About Brown Bag Lunches
Brown Bag Lunches are short conversations and workshops held over lunch hour between classes at the iSchool. Coffee and light snacks are provided — you're welcome to bring a lunch to eat at the event. Follow along and share your comments with the hashtag #ACMBrownBag on Twitter.
This session will be facilitaed by Meghan Hellstern. Meghan is dedicated to reimagining the relationship between organizations and their clients through the lens of collaboration, design and technology. As an independent consultant specializing in digital communications and engagement, human-centered design, and user experience (UX) design, she works with organizations in a range of sectors to help them better understand, serve and collaborate with their stakeholders. In addition to co-founding Civic Tech Toronto (http://civictech.ca) and leading Canada's first Civic Design Camp in Toronto in 2015, her professional experience includes more than seven years in the public and private sectors.