UX for Good leverages the discipline and top practitioners of user experience design to help solve pressing, complex social challenges.

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3 June 2014

Sleepless

In the course of our work in Rwanda, several designers are sharing their thoughts on our experience together. Here’s what Sue Ngo had to say.  Even though it is my last night in Kigali, I am awake at 3:42AM still not adjusted to the time difference. Five days ago I flew 18 hours from NYC […]

2 June 2014

Unbearable

In the course of our journey to Rwanda, designer Laurel Hechanova of Findery stopped to capture some of her thoughts and feelings. This piece was originally published on the Findery site here. 1. Impostor Syndrome on Malarone The group of us sat around a long row of tables on the back patio. We’d each finished […]

2 June 2014

Powerless in Rwanda

Zak Orner is a part of our design team currently at work in Rwanda. He shared these recent thoughts with us. It’s 4:37 AM, and I am powerless in Rwanda. The streetlights are out. There is no internet. The hotel is silent. In Chicago the Blackhawks are playing a game 7 to advance to the […]

31 May 2014

Crossing into the dark

Over the course of our journey, we’ll be publishing the thoughts and feelings of our team as they live out the design process. Here’s a piece by Matt Franks of the Austin Center for Design. At AC4D, we are the evangelicals of ambiguity.  Time and time again I’ve pushed people out the doors of the […]

  • Victor Chan, Founding Director, Dalai Lama Center

    To me, it is the beginning of a process that I think will make some significant change in the way we look at education and learning.

    - Victor Chan, Founding Director, Dalai Lama Center
  • Marie-Claire Dean, Lead Product Designer, Atlassian

    If we can find a way to do this, it will be a huge benefit for people all over the world.

    - Marie-Claire Dean, Lead Product Designer, Atlassian
  • Ryan Freitas, Co-Founder/Sr. Director of Product, About.Me

    Most of the time you write a check or something else like that. But if you can actually use your skills, the things you love doing, and have an impact? That’s a no-brainer.

    - Ryan Freitas, Co-Founder/Sr. Director of Product, About.Me
  • Jason Kunesh, Director, Obama for America

    We came together as a team in a way that I haven’t experienced anywhere else.

    - Jason Kunesh, Director, Obama for America
  • Stephanie Pace Marshall, Founding President, Illinois Math & Science Academy

    I believe design can help people think differently about how to make the world a more just, a more fair, a more equitable, and a more sustainable place.

    - Stephanie Pace Marshall, Founding President, Illinois Math & Science Academy
  • Bruce Mau, Founder, Massive Change Network

    People often say to me, “You’re defining design in a whole different way. We don’t think of design that way.” I think that’s happening here. People are thinking about the capacity that they have being much more importantly and more generally applied. They have a capacity to solve problems.

    - Bruce Mau, Founder, Massive Change Network
  • Marianne Prins, Van Horne Elementary School

    I just witnessed an absolute explosion of ideas.

    - Marianne Prins, Van Horne Elementary School
  • Patrick DiMichele, Director, Manifest Digital

    I’ve been aware of UX for Good for several years now, and every year it seems as if the audacity of what they’re trying to do is bigger.

    - Patrick DiMichele, Director, Manifest Digital