Erik es un consultor independiente en Columbus, Ohio. Diseña software para una amplia variedad de sistemas y plataformas, desde aplicaciones tradicionales web y de escritorio a interfaces móviles y embebidas, así como computadoras de vestir y entornos conectados. Es fundador de la conferencia Midwest UX y forma parte actualmente del Consejo Directivo de IxDA. Su trabajo explora los principios de transparencia, empoderamiento, y las conexiones culturales entre las personas y la tecnología.
Designing Our Communities
Communities are at the core of the human experience and our design practice, yet we don’t always put the same level of active effort in designing our communities as we do in designing the products and services we make. We live and work embedded in networks of other people and systems. Communities are defined by shared norms and culture, and have a massive impact on how we live, think and act. Why leave this up to chance? We are all stewards of the many communities we engage in every day, and we need to take an active role in mindfully crafting these communities. So, how do we craft better communities? What does better even mean? This talk is a reflection on my experiences building and crafting communities at a variety of scales from the personal to the global. I will discuss my successes and failures, my fears and delights, as well as lessons learned along the way. We are nothing without the communities we inhabit, so let’s make them great together.