November 5, 2018 10am - 11am
Join us as we bring together design leaders and influencers of Austin to explore ways we can use design to open doors and design more openly.
Whether it’s the lack of access to tech jobs for minorities, impactful technologies with closed backends like AI and twitter bots, or systems that make it difficult for disadvantaged people to engage with public services, closed doors are all around us. They can hinder people from unfolding their full potential, trick people by disguising false information and increase social inequality.
To engage the Austin design community in a discussion about access, participation, and empowerment, we are hosting ‘Open by Design’, a panel discussion about how design can open doors. We will hear from Austin design leaders how they managed to open doors across fields like project management, inclusion and diversity, AI, and public services.
During the discussion, the panelists will explore questions like:
Attendees will leave the event with a first-hand impression of how Austin design leaders tackle challenges around access, participation, and empowerment. They will have connected with others in the Austin design community and have a few more tools in their toolkit to open doors in their own field.
Jannis Hegenwald, Designer, Trello, Atlassian
Limited parking (paid street and garage parking) | FREE B-cycle | CapMetro downtown | Rideshare
701 Brazos St.
Austin, TX 78701