Design-thinking Approach to Building Ladies that UX JHB

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March 12, 2018

Design-thinking Approach to Building Ladies that UX JHB

Very brief outline of how I used the phases of a design-thinking process while setting up the Ladies that UX JHB Community. This was presented at Pixel Up 2018 as one of the Lighting Talks.



March 12, 2018


  1. S Ladies that UX creates a space for women from

    all levels to engage and talk about their experiences and get support and inspiration whilst learning about UX. Design-thinking approach to Ladies that UX in Johannesburg
  2. "I am guided each day by these three questions: ‘What

    are you fixing?’ ‘What are you making?’ and ‘Who are you helping?'“ Juliana Rotich is an inspirational Kenyan technologist & social entrepreneur and co-founder of Ushahidi a company with a mission to change the way information flows in the world and empower people to make an impact with open source technologies
  3. “Taking an idea that’s on paper or in your head

    and moving it forward into real, tangible action is the true spirit of entrepreneurship.” Njeri Rionge, is one of very few women pioneers in the ICT sector on the African continent and co- founder of internet service provider Wananchi Online
  4. “If I can change the life of one person it

    makes a whole difference because behind that person there is a whole family. It’s a family, it’s a society” - Victoria Kisyombe founded SELFINA in 2002 taking the lead role as pioneer of micro-credit in Tanzania through micro-leasing to widows and young women
  5. “There's a special place in hell for women who don't

    help other women.” Sheryl Sandberg is an American technology executive, activist, and author. She is the chief operating officer of Facebook and founder of