Design
Exchange

Nottingham’s monthly meetup for people interested in design.

Next Event: 11 March 2020

Talks, networking, announcements, giveaways, and some free drinks.

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Talk

Diverse representations in design and awkward conversations with colleagues

When working in design and user experience, people that need accessible and inclusive products of experiences often get referred to as ‘edge cases’ and subsequently pushed out of scope. It’s never easy to convince bosses or colleagues that aren’t themselves ‘edge cases’ themselves to take the time and spend the resource caring for those that need more diverse design and representation in our visuals.

Covering real-life past examples of frustrations from projects that didn’t go so well, ones that did go well and how I work as much diversity and inclusivity into my work as I can possibly get away with now with the hope to not only make it the standard approach from the companies and people that I work with, but also for the customers and end-users that are not marginalised, to consider that products, services and marketing should be representative for and of everyone, not just them.

Eriol Fox

Eriol Fox is a Design Lead who has worked in-house for 9+ years. Eriol now runs Humanitarian.design human rights-focused and humanitarian design consultancy. Before that, they worked at Ushahidi, a non-profit developing open-source, digital tools to help people with democratic processes, human rights, and crises like typhoons, earthquakes and terrorism. Eriol is a non-binary, queer person who uses they/them pronouns and an LGBTQIA+ advocate. They are deeply passionate about intersectional inclusion and promoting healthy attitudes towards mental health in the tech sector.

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Talk

How to keep your green onions

Banksy has it. Monty Python has it. Run The Jewels has it.

We’re always at risk of losing it, and maintaining it when working on the web is becoming harder and harder.

Green Onions by Booker T. & the M.G.’s is the greatest example of it in a creative piece of work, and tonight Craig will talk about how to keep it, nurture it and protect it. Plus the usual stuff: cat gifs, tangents and why The Two Ronnies can teach you more about design than most designers.

Craig Burgess

Craig Burgess is a designer with about 15 years of experience of dealing with all kinds of stuff: digital, print and everything in between. He spends most of his time as Creative Director at Genius Division, which is a different way of saying "designer". When he’s not doing that, he’s tweeting too much. He talks about design and creativity and has a passion to help more people understand it, rather than letting people think it's dark voodoo. He enjoys live tweeting magic tricks in the middle of his talks.

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Design Exchange aims to help enrich, inspire, and unite people in Nottingham’s digital industry. We host insightful talks on a range of topics affecting digital design. Previous speakers include: