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Speculative Design -

event dates Mar 3, 2020, 18:00 — 20:00 (UTC +02:00)
Entelect, Unit 13, Melrose Arch, 3 Melrose Blvd, Johannesburg, Gauteng

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Hi UX designers in Johannesburg! Let's meet to share our thoughts and experiences in designing great UX, and network with one another.

As designers, we have an ever-growing responsibility to society as more and more people make tech a part of their daily lives - staying healthy, earning an income or even finding love. How has design helped us and where has it failed?

Now more than ever, it’s vital that we ask ourselves: What sort of future do we really want to design? Every day, we take vital decisions around how people experience technology and in turn how their lives are shaped.

Critical design, through approaches like design futures and speculative design, allows us to explore the cultural, social and ethical implications of emerging technologies. In doing so, we can champion design that builds positive futures and avoids disastrous results.

Guest speaker: Sean Buch
Sean has worked in the design field for 10 years and holds a Masters of Arts in Fine Arts from Wits University. He currently leads a growing team of UX engineers at Entelect, one of South Africa’s top technology companies. In a short time, he’s significantly increased Entelect’s UX footprint and grown a team that works across major economic sectors in South Africa, as well as other parts of Africa. He utilises design to grow business, enables innovation and breakdown silos that hinder digital transformation.

AGENDA:

Arrive 18:00 for 18:30
• A brief welcome to Entelect, along with drinks and snacks
• Speaker and topic introduction
• Speaker presentation
• Practical exercise:
-Introduction to exercise
-Distribute materials
-Run exercise with adaption to suit Design Futures topic
-Presentation of designs to the group
• Open discussion about what was learned
• Pizza and drinks

About Entelect: https://culture.entelect.co.za



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