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Weighing the Impact of Great Design

Great design is everywhere. In a world that’s gone digital its impact is vast. The types of systems and designs we create are no longer only for a small group of early adopters, but have changed the way we live our lives. Our creations have begun to shift and define societal norms so isn’t it time we ask ourselves whether we like this digital world that we’ve helped to create? If we aren’t satisfied with the implications we should be talking about what we can do to effect or alter its course. In this session our speaker Lis Hubert will discuss the impact of our design work in today’s digital world and foster discussion. Attendees should look to leave with a new awareness, opinions and ideas on how to change the future.


Lis Hubert, Information Architect Consultant

Lis Hubert is a New York City-based independent information architecture consultant whose present and past clients include MLB Advanced Media, ESPN Mobile, espnW, Viacom Media Networks, and NewsCorp. Former Chief Experience Officer for 8coupons — she has spoken at conferences around the world on topics ranging from user experience to independent consulting, and is also a frequent contributor to the UX community’s knowledge base, writing for publications such as UX Matters and teaching industry classes for resources such as You can find out more about Lis at

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  • Jacob H.

    Here's that article we were talking about after the presentation about how the brain doesn't actually process things the same way as a computer.

    Personally, I find this hard to wrap my head around (no pun intended). Though what it says is we see the model of the brain the same way as whatever popular technology comes out of our era, like "thoughts as mechanical motions" in the 1600's. I'd like to know more, as I always find how the brain works to be fascinating.

    July 12

  • Josh C.

    Really liked the discussion, lots of great thoughts.

    3 · June 29

  • Mike K.

    Super Enjoyable!

    4 · June 29

    • Jonathan H.

      Thanks for chiming in and adding to the lively discussion last night!

      June 29

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