Watch my entire presentation https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GRFoFVHz79Q
Watch follow-up interview after my opening keynote address https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=utF0YC7f1A4
As the opening keynote for "UX Poland - The Human Experience" I wanted to focus on the fundamental issues facing designers today and over the past decade. The inspiration from the ideas shared came from conversations with thought leaders around the world in every design discipline, conversations in mentoring over 100 designers, and my own experiences with clients from the fortune 50, Government, and non-profits over my 15 + year career in User Experience.
I drew on inspiration from Edward R. Murrow, poet Taylor Mali, Charles Eames, Bauhaus, Alisan Atvur (propelland), Kara Pecknold (frog), Harvard graduates Julia Silverman and Jessica Matthews, Alfredo Moser (Brazil), Michio Kaku and many more.
All of which aligned to tell a story on how we as a design community need to focus on the areas of legitimacy, responsibility, and courage to begin looking at accountability as more than just a result, but rather a deeper meaning - one of an intrinsic characteristic. In so doing, earning the trust and respect of leaders in business, academia, and engineering in helping to facilitate understanding and change that will benefit all in the end.