Elizabeth Lang

Elizabeth Lang
  • UX strategist at Digital Arts Network New Zealand
  • Auckland, New Zealand

Elizabeth is a UX Strategist at Digital Arts Network New Zealand. An intuitive facilitator and an advocate of inclusive design, she helps teams evolve better products and services by aligning business and organizational interests with humans and their cultures, communities and motivations. Elizabeth spent 15+ years honing her skills in design, mentorship, research, and strategy in traditional and non-traditional ways. She has a few degrees, but believes her coffee dates in places like Ethiopia, Tanzania and Costa Rica taught her more than what she could learn from books. She’s an aficionado of languages - both spoken and unspoken.

TALK

Consider the periphery

Who are the outsiders and underdogs when it comes to design?

As practitioners, there is a tendency to be overly reliant on prescriptive UX practices without considering the wider context. These days you hear the words inclusive design everywhere, but what does it actually mean? Is there business or intrinsic value to considering who is excluded and why?

By reviewing trends and case studies, this talk will provoke a reimagining of the value of inclusive design and how it may evolve design practices as a whole.