Design systems are great. They help us create consistent, high-quality experiences, while also making us more efficient as teams. But what if the way we do design systems are also reinforcing systemic exclusion and othering? Luke will take us through both their and other folks' experiences of how our designs create discriminatory spaces, and suggest ways we can look through different lenses to make sure we aren't reinforcing the rubbish parts of our world by accident. It's not our fault as designers when we unintentionally reinforce bad things, but it is our responsibility to ensure that we aren't perpetuating systems of harm.
What you will learn
Identify if your design has potentially created discriminatory spaces
Come up with solutions for any potential harmful system
Become an advocate for inclusive experiences
About the speaker
Luke is a designer, illustrator and product leader, who currently leads the Design Advocacy team at zeroheight. Over the years, Luke has worked both in-house and agency side for companies including Memrise, Microsoft, Mr & Mrs Smith, Fujitsu, Cisco and O2. He hosts the DesignOps Island Discs podcast, and co-organises DesignOps Assembly London, Design Club London and WDC conference in Bristol. When he’s not shouting about design systems and designops, he is busy raising his 10-year-old son, shouting in a punk band, or telling the world why Josie and the Pussycats is a criminally underrated film.