Discussion panel on 1st Principle at UXDC tomorrow


I would like to inform you about and invite you to the UXDC conferencehttp://uxdcconference.org/ in DC on Friday and Saturday. Tomorrow morning at the conference we are convening a panel session on “Lessons and Challenges in Implementing User Centered Design and UX Practices in the International Development Sector.” Here is the description of the session from the conference site:

Implementing user centered design and UX is essential for international development work, especially when implementing and developing new tools and technologies to be used for the wide range of problems and user groups, development organizations work with. The adoption of UX and user centered design practices is not common in development organizations yet, but there are several organizations that have implemented it or have started to.

A set of best practices put together by development entities, called the Principles for Digital Developmenthttp://digitalprinciples.org/ embodies this in the first principle: Design with the User. Ayan Kishore, a senior technology for development associate at Creative Associates International will moderate a panel with panelists from different international development organizations and groups that have tackled UX and user centered design and talk about their experiences. We will cover the following:

  • Challenges in implementing user centered design and UX in development
  • Success stories in implementing UX in development organizations.
  • How different development organizations are changing to understand and implement UX.
  • Challenges in user testing for international development
  • Best practices in user testing for international development.
  • Hiring UX and user centered design experts for international development

Panelists are Meghan Lazier (OPM), Tania Lee (Caktus), Jessica Agüero (DSO) and Gina Assaf (Creative).

We will submit any cases studies or findings that come up in the discussion for the From Principles to Practice report that Mike mentioned.