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World Interaction Design Day - Inclusive Design Workshop
Ever wondered if your product or experience is inclusive? Or how to better consider the needs of your diverse set of users, who may not look, sound, or act like you? Unlike accessibility, which is about adapting existing experiences for differently abled users, inclusive design allows product designers understand diverse user needs and build the best experience for as many people as possible. UX Speakeasy and Designing Women are hosting an Inclusive UX Design Workshop led by Selwa Sweidan, researcher and innovation consultant and Co-Founder of Artificial Knowing, a design studio in Los Angeles. Come get a deeper understanding of inclusive design and learn strategies for making sure you’re designing the best experiences for the most people possible at this fun, interactive workshop. Join us for a night of workshopping and mingling with fellow UXers and enjoy some delicious treats provided by our sponsor Adobe! While all experience levels are welcome, this workshop is designed for people familiar with the product design process (e.g. designers, product managers, researchers). World Interaction Design Day is organized globally by IXDA, and UX Speakeasy is your local San Diego IXDA chapter. Our event is Part 2 of the San Diego event, Part 1 is a panel and it is hosted by Design Lab: "Shifting Culture - Design for Diversity & Inclusion". The panel starts at 3pm and is walking distance from us. Sign up here: Not in San Diego? Check out the other World Interaction Design Day events at ABOUT SELWA: Selwa Sweidan is a designer and researcher of emerging technologies, ranging from immersive sensorial experiences to AI systems. She has conducted Innovation R&D across verticals ranging from future smart homes, olfactory technology, quantum computing to urban air mobility. Selwa's clients have included EmbraerX, Intel, Johnson & Johnson, the Japanese Ministry of Science and Technology (MEXT), McKinsey Korea and UniLever Japan. As an educator, Selwa teaches at Santa Monica College in the Design and Technology Department's pilot Bachelor's Interaction Design program. She holds a Bachelor's degree from Smith College and a Master's of Fine Art (STEM) from ArtCenter College of Design.

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UX Speakeasy is a 501c3 nonprofit group for people in the San Diego User Experience (UX) Community, and is the local chapter of the Interaction Design Association (IxDA) ( Interaction Designers, UX professionals, HFEs, User Researchers, Content Strategists, IAs, Visual Designers, Usability Professionals, Experience Strategists - you'll find them all here plus a few more. If you are a user experience professional and are interested in connecting and strengthening the local San Diego UX community, welcome to UX Speakeasy.

Join us each month for our monthly meetups which are informal events that allows members of our UX community to connect and share with each other. There is usually a short discussion, activity or talk on varied topics but the main focus of the monthly meetup is generally social; networking, sharing ideas, connecting.

In addition to the monthly meetup, look for us to host separate educational events throughout the year like the UX Speakeasy Conference, Sketchcamp SD and MOBd Up (Mobile Design Uprising), as well as IxDA sponsored events.

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