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"Design for Good or Evil" - World Usability Day 2018

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Hello dear members!

The World Usability Day, co-organized with Telono for many years now, is always a highlight of the year. This year's theme is "Design for Good or Evil" - forcing us to discuss how design can impact the world. Big words, I know... But wait until you check out the speakers and their topics!

To ensure your seat, please also register here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/wud2018-geneva

Design for Global Good in Public Health
Isabelle Wachsmuth
World Health Organization
Project Manager, Innovation for Service Delivery and Quality, Universal Health Coverage

The importance of public health for public good is absolutely critical to encapsulate the dimensions of human and ecosystem health as well as their interrelationships. Health for All has been a major social goal of all nations since it was adopted by the World Health Assembly in 1977 - but what is the level of implementation today? Sustainable development has become a major goal for many nations since the publication of the Brundtland Report (the guiding principle for sustainable development as it is generally understood today) in 1987. How do these global movements and their national and local manifestations impact design of solutions for good?

Are we building an abundant economy?
Helga Stegmann
CEO at Mantaray South Africa; COO at UXalliance

With big problems come big audacious ideals - can good design change the world? Designing for good is even more critical today than it has ever been. Helga will dive into what is happening on the African continent, delving into the market few people understand. She will show where good design is making an impact on people’s lives in a real way, leap-frogging over problems, giving a different perspective. In solving Africa’s problems could we be solving some of the world’s biggest concerns, in an abundant and interesting way? Let’s see!

As always, I am really excited for the event - hope to see you there!

Best,
Peter