In the current global climate, it is more important than ever that designers rise to the challenge of creating a better future for all. While Open Source Software (OSS) has been traditionally been associated with small groups of enthusiastic developers, open source projects now have a growing involvement from the design community and address increasingly important social causes. There are now a huge number of projects that range from designing tools that help asylum seekers find free legal help to digital services for people fleeing domestic abuse.
These OSS tools are starting to understand how UX design improves how they do their work, but are struggling to know how to bring designers into an ‘open source’ world where the processes, community and focus has historically been developer lead.
Come to this hands-on workshop for an introduction on how designers can become involved in open source and make a group contribution to an open source humanitarian tool. We’ll cover issues such as:
Date & time: 15th July 2020, 14:00 – 16:00
Duration : 90 minutes
Eriol is a Design Lead who has worked in-house for 9+ years. Eriol is Design lead at Third Sector Design (https://thirdsectordesign.org/), runs Humanitarian.design human rights-focused and humanitarian design project and is part of the core team at Open Source Design (opensourcedesign.net). Before that, they worked at Ushahidi, a non-profit developing open-source, digital tools to help people with democratic processes, human rights, and crises like typhoons, earthquakes and terrorism.
Eriol is a non-binary, queer person who uses they/them pronouns and an LGBTQIA+ advocate. They are deeply passionate about intersectional inclusion and promoting healthy attitudes towards mental health in the tech sector.