What We Can Learn From Digital Outcasts

A session at IA Summit 2013

Friday 5th April, 2013

4:00pm to 4:45pm (EST)

With one in seven people worldwide currently living with a disability, digital outcasts rely on technology for everyday services that many people take for granted. However, poorly designed products risk alienating this important (and growing) population.

Recognizing this, digital outcasts have taken it upon themselves to develop technology tools to sustain and improve their success in life. This has resulted in some of today’s most exciting innovations, evincing a “grass roots” approach to product development that can be adopted by both small project teams and large corporations.

We as a design community have much to learn from digital outcasts. In this presentation, we’ll discover how a “grass roots” approach to innovation allows disenfranchised users to transform their lives and communities. We’ll also develop strategic approaches to ensure a more inclusive future, in which ambient benefit can be achieved for people of all abilities and backgrounds.

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Kel Smith

Designer, author, speaker and technology advocate for social good.

Kel Smith at previous events

32 attendees

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  • Ashley (Pearson) Borelli
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  • Chris Oliver
  • Dina Lewis, CAE
  • Annie Drynan
  • Henken
  • Jared Schwartz
  • Jessica Ivins
  • Kaarin Hoff
  • Kaytee Nesmith
  • Kel Smith
  • Kevin M. Hoffman
  • Lis Hubert
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  • Lori Baker
  • Marie Joyce
  • Michael Carvin
  • christian crumlish
  • Peter Morville
  • Jacqui Olkin
  • Patrick Lowery
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  • Rob Fay
  • Sanchit Gupta

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  • Thomas Vander Wal
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Time 4:00pm4:45pm EST

Date Fri 5th April 2013


Harborside Ballroom C, Baltimore Marriott Waterfront

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