🥳🎁 Brooklyn Product Design turns 2! 🎂🎉
More awesome speakers in the space hosted by @wework in DUMBO 🙌please check in at front desk via the guest registration tablet when you arrive.
*We will be checking RSVP's at door - if you arrive after 6:30pm, your spot may be released to other waitlisters at door*
6-6:30pm: Mingling, bites, swag goodies, cupcakes
6:30pm-745pm: Speakers present - follow us for livestreaming @bkproductdesign on instagram!
7:45pm-9pm: Closeouts, cleanups, and walk over to Randolph Beer around the corner for a quick pour. Feel free to drop by the bar for this portion – OPEN TO ALL!
🍕🍺Pizza and first pour at Randolph's sponsored by Small Planet – check out this design directory for inclusivity
👩🏽🎓Swag goodies provided by BrainStation http://bit.ly/2UOFUuD
🎂Birthday sweets by Capital One https://www.capitalonecareers.com
▶️── 🔈 Opener ──▶️
2 years in 2 minutes
by Samantha Li, Lead organizer @ Brooklyn Product Design Meetup
@samtasticspam on IG/LI/TW
▶️── 🔈 Talk 1 ───▶️
Designing for everyone
by Nishtha Dalal, Sr. Product Designer @ Meetup
Designing for diverse bases - having worked for products that span large user bases across various socio economic backgrounds, race, ethnicities and genders Nishtha will share learnings on how designers can make sure the experience they're designing for isn't leaving people out or pushing people at the margins further out.
Nishtha is also a co-founder of AutoGradr - expanding access to computer science education globally
▶️── 🔈 Talk 2 ───▶️
Creating Inclusive Digital Space Through Information Architecture
by Clair @ Logic Dept.
There is a large and messy challenge that comes with needing to share different types of information with different audiences in a single space, especially when one of those audiences is underserved. There have been countless (and important) efforts to create accessible content on the web in regards to differently-abled folx, but the conversation about creating accessible content for the LGBTQ+ populations is just beginning. Using The National Center for Transgender Equality as an example, we will walk through how language and hierarchy can make a site more accessible to different audiences with varying levels of understanding and sensitivity.
Clair is an Information Architect working at Logic Dept. They are passionate about finding solutions to complex problems. Clair is also an advocate for LGBTQ+ inclusive research.
▶️── 🔈 Talk 3 ───▶️
Inclusive Assistive Technology Design for People With Disabilities
by Peter Cobb, Director of Community Outreach @ Adapt
and Paul Tudisco, Inventor of the Limitless Stylus
Peter and Paul will be touching upon their processes when designing for audiences who may have disabilities. There are many reasons why including people with disabilities in the design of technology is beneficial. We will explain why this is the best approach, and how to most effectively do so.
Paul Tudisco is the inventor of the Limitless Stylus, a device that helps people with mobility challenges use touch screen Technology. Peter Cobb is the Director of Community Outreach for ADAPT Community Network.
Interested in sponsoring or submitting a talk with Brooklyn Product Design
We're always looking for compelling speakers to give anywhere from a 5-minute lightning talk to a more in-depth 15-minute talk or interactive workshop. Any additional questions or suggestions? Email us at [masked]
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