Design has always been about problem solving. But the scale and complexity of the problems designers face is at an all-time high as we consider designing solutions that are ethical, inclusive, and sustainable.
Now more than ever, designers need to be accountable for the decisions we make and understand the lasting impact our designs leave behind.
Key takeaways from the session:
• What it means to design ethical, inclusive, and sustainable solutions
• Real-world examples of how thinking responsibly could have improved design outcomes
• How to embed responsibility into the design process
• Best practices for designing products with responsible intent
About the speakers
Andy Vitale is the VP of Product Design and Content at Quicken Loans, the nation’s #1 mortgage lender, where he instills the importance of design and a human-centered approach to transform the mortgage lending experience.
Andy has solved problems for organizations ranging from startups to Fortune-ranked companies. He’s a relentless user experience evangelist, with a passion for cognitive thinking and making technology more human. Andy is driven by a passion to inspire and empower teams to do their best work.
Aside from his primary role at Quicken Loans, Andy is an adjunct professor for Kent State University’s User Experience Design graduate program, speaks at industry conferences and events, and serves on the advisory board for multiple professional organizations and educational institutions.