UX Panel: Racial Diversity in Design



A live-streamed panel covering Diversity in Design. Learn, connect and grow with the UX community, without leaving your home!
Tuesday, October 6th. 18:00 – 19:00. 

 

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It’s Black History Month this October and we are pulling together a panel of amazing black designers, to delve into their journeys as black designers.

We will discuss the unique experiences that each have faced across the trajectory of their careers and examine the inequities which are still prevalent in experience design, positing a few ways that we might continue to tackle this positively as an industry.

We will share the importance of diversity within our craft, both in the way we hire and build diverse empathetic teams, as well as the way we conduct research, to ensure we’re inclusive of more marginalised communities and translating this importance back into the business.

Join us for this important discussion and help us sculpt a better design community!

 

Featuring:

Ube Urban – Director of CX – AT&T
Reality Canty – User Experience Researcher – Google
Kenya Oduor – MD – Leen Geeks

Hosted by: Maurice Cherry – Principal and Creative Director – Lunch; Founder and Host, Revision Path
 

 

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The Event

The show begins at 1pm with introductions and the opportunity to digitally network with the other viewers in the chat section of the live stream. Our panel kicks off at 1.15pm sharp!

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6.00PM – Event Opens – Time to Network
6.10PM – Panel Starts
6.45PM – 7.00pm – Event End – Afterparty Networking
 

Our Panelists:

Ube Urban – Director of CX – AT&T
Ube is driven to develop the next generation of designers and use his experience to inspire and unite teams with a shared purpose. He employs design methods to address real business challenges; be it business strategy, change management, or cultural development; Focusing on the strengths of individuals, his teams grow to challenge each other with a shared purpose. While striving to predict the shifting digital landscape of our modern consumers’ lifestyles and responsibilities. He has found success by revealing customer insights and introducing innovative concepts and high-quality solutions that real people use.

Reality Canty – User Experience Researcher – Google
Real is a design researcher and tech entrepreneur with foundations in the cognitive and learning sciences leading research for privacy UX at Google. He previously led research around trust and offline risk at Airbnb, helped stand up the Design Technology group at AT&T and earned a doctorate in cognitive psychology from the University of Illinois at Chicago for his work on external representations in the design of math and science learning technologies. In practice, he leverages expertise in the areas of distributed, situated and embodied cognition to motivate the design of useful and inspiring products and services.

Kenya Oduor – MD – Leen Geeks
Dr. Kenya Oduor is the Managing Director of Lean Geeks, a firm focused on evaluating, defining, and designing complex applications, products, and processes. She holds a PhD in Human Factors Psychology and has 19+ years of experience conducting user and market research, information synthesis/sensemaking, and collaborative solution design. She has hired, led, and mentored individuals in user experience, business analysis and product owner roles.

Hosted by: Maurice Cherry – Principal and Creative Director – Lunch; Founder and Host, Revision Path
Maurice Cherry is principal and creative director at Lunch, an award-winning multidisciplinary creative studio in Atlanta, GA.

These days, Maurice is perhaps most well-known for his award-winning podcast Revision Path, which showcases Black designers, developers, and digital creators from all over the world. It is the first podcast to be added to the permanent collection of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC). Other projects of Maurice’s include the Black Weblog Awards, 28 Days of the Web, The Year of Tea, and the design anthology RECOGNIZE.

Maurice is the 2018 recipient of the Steven Heller Prize for Cultural Commentary from AIGA, was named as one of GDUSA’s “People to Watch” in 2018, and was included in the 2018 edition of The Root 100 (#60), their annual list of the most influential African-Americans ages 25 to 45.


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