July 17-19, 2019 / Vancouver, BC

Designing Safe Platforms for Marginalized Users

Give designers, project managers, founders, or project leads insight on how re-evaluate and re-consider expectations and development choices
Speaker

Morgen Bromell

This talk explores the process of determining what is “safe” and what security means internally and externally for the user as you begin to develop or reconsider the structure of your platform, app, product, or service that has marginalized users. This presentation doesn’t require any previous technical knowledge apart from a general understanding of project management and product development.

The objectives of this talk are:

  • to give designers, project managers, founders, or project leads insight on how re-evaluate and re-consider expectations and development choices. Morgen will present options for teams of all sizes about how to shift perspective and challenge social and structural norms within our workspaces by engaging with design choices from the perspective of their most marginalized likely user and breaking apart the assumptions and legacy behind what is considered the design and development standard.