A UX for Good workshop with Amnesty International Poland at the UX Poland conference in Warsaw on April 11, 2016.
Overview from the Workshop
In 2014 the number of displaced people worldwide exceeded 50 million for the first time since WWII (a number that includes 19.5 million refugees). The world’s system for protecting refugees is broken. The world is still treating refugees as somebody else’s problem. Hiding behind closed borders and fears of being “flooded”, some countries ignore appeals for humanitarian aid.
The time to change is now. World leaders – in particular the richest countries – can start tackling this massive humanitarian crisis together with human rights organizations and activists. To do so, they must begin strengthening refugee systems: allowing people to apply for asylum, treating their refugee claims fairly, resettling the most vulnerable of all, and providing basics like education and healthcare.
In this workshop, attendees partnered with a team from Amnesty International and UX for Good to take on an audacious challenge: design a system for engaging activists to more quickly react to the refugee crisis and remain actively engaged on its progress.