GDC Connect Workshop - Designing for Inclusivity

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Domain7

339 Railway Street

#300

Vancouver, BC V6A 1A4

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Future-proof your Career with GDC Connect: A New Professional Development Program for GDC BC. Join us at our new workshops.

What is GDC Connect? Last year, we have a series of workshops focus on fundamental of user experience design (UX), information architecture (IA), and user interface design (UI). Attendees included new graduates who are seeking work in the UX field and those who have been in the industry for 3-5 years, and who are looking to crossover into new roles.

As the design profession evolves, the multiple career paths in our industry present a dizzying array of options.

Format of our workshop will be:

  • Register at 9:45am

  • Opening presentation

  • Networking and pairing into groups

  • Hands-on activities


Designing for inclusivity

How do ability, culture, identity, and environment influence the way your designs are experienced? Most people don’t fit into an “average” mold and yet, as designers, we still believe we have to design for the mythical “average” user. Instead, we must be more deliberate about respectfully including underrepresented groups into our process.

This workshop will introduce the mindset of inclusive design. Together, we’ll explore the impact of our biases, exclusionary design practices, strategies for including and engaging with underrepresented groups, and tactical considerations for imagery and language.

Instructor:

Kallie Ashenden (OXD)

Kallie Ashenden (she/her) is the Design Director at OXD. She is passionate about creating meaningful, elegant, and human-centred solutions that resonate with audiences and help clients reach their objectives. Kallie’s background is in strategic branding and communication design, and she brings a wealth of digital, print, and environmental design experience to her work.

Deb MacKenzie (OXD)

Deb MacKenzie (she/her) is a Senior UX Designer at OXD. Deb is excited about the potential for using design to create social change. She believes that design methods can be used in many contexts to solve problems that matter. Deb is interested in connecting with the design community, sharing experiences, and learning in the process.

OXD is an end-to-end design and technology consulting firm based in Vancouver, BC. Their teams help organizations unravel complexity with human-centred, participatory methods and evidence-based practice.


Location:

Domain 7

#250 - 339 Railway Street, Vancouver


This workshop will include visual and spoken presentations, as well as group activities that involve discussion and writing. If you require accommodations to participate in these activities, please note at the form. Workshop facilitators will get in touch with you to discuss how we might be able to meet your needs.


For more information, please visit us at https://gdc.design/gdc-connect.

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Domain7

339 Railway Street

#300

Vancouver, BC V6A 1A4

Canada

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Refunds up to 1 day before event

Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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