These days, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. The tech industry is facing a veritable raft of ethical, moral, and political crises. Automation and industrialization are reshaping our world. Sitting in the middle of all that? You and me. We are digital designers, developers, product owners, but each day, our work is changing—more quickly than it ever has before.
Here’s the question we have to ask ourselves: what do we want that change to be? In this talk, we’ll look at some of the challenges facing our industry, and ask ourselves: what kind of work do we want to do?
To demonstrate the broader cultural and ethical impact of our industry’s design and development decisions.
This talk is geared for any working web professional interested in looking at the impact of their work, at any stage of their career.
Five Things Audience Members Will Learn
- A technique for designing accessible drop caps
- The importance of incorporating accessible design in design systems and patterns
- Examples of exclusionary design, both historical and modern
- An introduction to Ursula Franklin’s The Real World of Technology, and how it applies to the modern tech industry
- Examples of tech industry organizing