13-15 June 2018

Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh


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Session duration:
60 minutes

Presented by:

Cennydd Bowles

Cennydd Ltd

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User-centred design is starting to stagnate, its practices falling out of step with the world’s emerging challenges. Designers risk being relegated to designing the artefacts of the future, rather than designing the future itself.

This session will explore where UCD is failing, where the field can go next, and how designers can draw on speculative and critical design, activism and applied ethics to provoke conversations about the future we want live in.Session details coming soon

About the Speaker

Over a 15-year career, Cennydd Bowles has written a popular book, Undercover User Experience Design, been a design manager at Twitter and helped to pioneer the British experience design scene. He’s now an independent design consultant, working with clients like the BBC, Samsung, WWF and Ford.

Cennydd’s focus today is on the ethics of emerging technology. His thoughts on the topic have been quoted in The Guardian, Ars Technica, The Daily Telegraph, Süddeutsche Zeitung, and Forbes; his new book Future Ethics will be published in mid-2018.

Cennydd is an invited speaker at conferences and companies worldwide and also runs training workshops on visual design, motion design and prototyping for a range of clients. He has written for a variety of print and web publications, been a columnist for A List Apart and edited the book Front-end Style Guides.

He holds an M.Sc. in information technology from The University of Nottingham, and now lives in London with his wife Anna and cat Beemo.


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