Designing for Diversity


location Portland Development Commission | 2 PM-3:30 PM Tuesday 02 February 2016 (PDT)

"In diversity there is beauty and there is strength." - Maya Angelou

Design has the power to permeate every product, moment, and solution in our lives.

At the same time, diversity of thought leads to innovations in design that have the power to transform everyday life.

The question is, how do we design products, services & environments that reflect a diversity of experiences and perspectives, which are shaped by things like race, ethnicity, gender, age, sexual identity, ability/disability and location, among other factors?

Please join us and our incredible panel of diversity, design + technology leaders, as we seek to address what diversity means, not only in the world of design and technology, but in the world at large.

About our panelists:

Tyesha Snow has spent more than a decade creating and shaping interactive experiences and successfully managing software products, working with some of the world’s largest agencies to create brand affinity for Fortune 500 companies in multiple industries.

James Pritchett is an award-winning designer, known for delivering out-of-the-box concepts, dynamic visuals and innovative strategies for online and print delivery. His background includes acclaimed work on campaigns for startups to leading Fortune 500 brands. He is currently founder & CEO of The More Corporation/Morebots.

Joy Alise Davis is a collaborative design strategist and interdisciplinary social practitioner. She works to radically transform vulnerable communities through social sustainability, civic engagement, and inclusionary collaborative design strategies. Joy is a Cincinnati native and graduate of Miami University and the Parsons New School of Design. Joy founded Design+Culture Lab, LLC, a research-driven urban social enterprise dedicated to the positive transformation of urban neighborhoods through collaborative design strategies that address the complex spatial issues associated with cultural, racial, and ethnic inequality.

An expert in front-end web development and UI, Darren Bruckner has been designing and building quality websites and web applications for major companies for almost 10 years. He’s currently founder and CEO of Workfrom.

About our moderator:

Stephen Green is currently serving as community director of Elevate Capital and has over 10 years of experience connecting small/diverse businesses owners to the resources they need.

Speakers

Sponsors

  • PDX NALTA

    Portland's networking meetup for Native, Afro-Americans & Latinxs in tech

Hosts

  • PDC

    Portland Development Commission (PDC) seeks to create one of the most globally competitive, healthy & equitable cities in the world.

Location

Portland Development Commission

222 NW 5th Ave, Portland, OR 97209, United States

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