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Monday, September 21 • 5:30pm - 7:00pm
WORKSHOP - On Being the Change: Social Impacts of Human-Centered Design

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This program investigates the deep social impacts of human-centered design.  Designers are but a domino in a very long line of dominoes.  There are a thousand things falling in place before us, and then we ourselves make a thousand other things happen after us.  We address designers' responsibility to those future "dominoes" to give them an equal chance at positive opportunities and outcomes.  The program highlights methods to go beyond an ordinary designer-client relationship by examining, for example, our impacts on the client’s clients, the neighborhood, and the population.

The program includes a workshop to give attendees the chance to discuss and share their ideas about social impact in design.

The location of this session will be:

Olson Kundig  |  159 S. Jackson Street  |  Seattle, WA  98104

Program Partners
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Irina Wong

Irina has spent her career working in architectural software and the digital environment. But even at the end of the day, she believes that design is not made of megabytes and mouse clicks, but of people and society.

Monday September 21, 2015 5:30pm - 7:00pm PDT
Olson Kundig 159 S Jackson St, Seattle WA 98104