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Designing for People
you didn’t know existed
Kayla J Heffernan | UX Designer
Kayla Heffernan
UX Designer @ SEEK & PhD Candidate
@kaylajheffernan
You are not
the user
So how do you design for
people you might not
know exist?
Gender ! = Sex
@kaylajheffernan
There are > 2 genders
@kaylajheffernan
People have families different from yours
@kaylajheffernan
People have relationships different from
yours
@kaylajheffernan
Women can be doctors
@kaylajheffernan
People wear things you don’t
@kaylajheffernan
I is a valid surname
@kaylajheffernan
Joe is also a valid name
@kaylajheffernan
Deaf people have a language
@kaylajheffernan
People can have > 1 ‘impairment’
@kaylajheffernan
Okay, you probably knew
most of these people exist
Discovering &
remembering to design for
people outside your
umwelt*.
* The world as it is experienced by a particular orga...
Stop & think about
inclusive design
Get out there and
meet different people
Pay
attention
to
tweetavist
s
#Everydaysexism
#queeringgender
sWhen in
doubt
Rule 34
Thank you
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Designing for People you didn't know existed

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Last week a few of us from SEEK went to UX Australia, a conference dedicated to all things user experience. I gave a 10-minute talk at UX Australia which was recorded and will eventually be available but in the mean time here’s the slides. Blog post about the topic available:
http://www.kaylaheffernan.com/blog/2015/8/21/designing-for-people-you-didnt-know-existed
https://medium.com/@kaylajheffernan/designing-for-people-you-didn-t-know-existed-9b2398377193

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Designing for People you didn't know existed

  1. Designing for People you didn’t know existed Kayla J Heffernan | UX Designer
  2. Kayla Heffernan UX Designer @ SEEK & PhD Candidate @kaylajheffernan
  3. You are not the user
  4. So how do you design for people you might not know exist?
  5. Gender ! = Sex @kaylajheffernan
  6. There are > 2 genders @kaylajheffernan
  7. People have families different from yours @kaylajheffernan
  8. People have relationships different from yours @kaylajheffernan
  9. Women can be doctors @kaylajheffernan
  10. People wear things you don’t @kaylajheffernan
  11. I is a valid surname @kaylajheffernan
  12. Joe is also a valid name @kaylajheffernan
  13. Deaf people have a language @kaylajheffernan
  14. People can have > 1 ‘impairment’ @kaylajheffernan
  15. Okay, you probably knew most of these people exist
  16. Discovering & remembering to design for people outside your umwelt*. * The world as it is experienced by a particular organism
  17. Stop & think about inclusive design
  18. Get out there and meet different people
  19. Pay attention to tweetavist s #Everydaysexism #queeringgender
  20. sWhen in doubt Rule 34
  21. Thank you

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