UX for Good leverages the discipline and top practitioners of user experience design to help solve pressing, complex social challenges.
HELP US GENERATE GREATER IMPACT
Planning is underway for our 2014 challenge taking place June 1st – 7th in Kigali, Rwanda and London, UK. The ideas from this challenge are too important to be confined to a single room. So we’ve started the Kickstarter project: Harnessing Feelings to Prevent Genocide to share what we discover with the world. To generate as much impact as possible, we need you — your involvement, your support, your commitment. Please spread the word. Together we can make it happen.
Inspired by our 2014 Annual Challenge — how do we harness feelings to end genocide? — Indi Young (one of the founders of Adaptive Path) found herself sketching out models of how people learn to hate and to love. Her thinking pulls together a recent visit to Warsaw, current events, cultural archetypes and user personae as only […]
10 days and $30,425 in pledges to go. Admittedly, it’s a tough moment. The faith and audacity it takes to ask people to support your idea to the tune of $40,000 can waiver as the days tick by. It’s a great time for a gut check. We have raised almost $10,000 dollars in a couple […]
How do you get people to support an audacious project like this? You get a bunch of crazy-smart people who are willing to try by doing and you just start. We’ve got a handful of amazing people volunteering their time, getting the word out through email,Facebook, Twitter, along with many MANY phone calls. We have 14 days […]
People ask me what is the end result and output of the 2014 Challenge. In plain language, insights, concepts and a plan of action to make things real. The designers traveling to Kigali and London will work through a discovery process to research and understand and the problem. Then they will collaborate on solutions, generating and […]
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
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
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
We came together as a team in a way that I haven’t experienced anywhere else.- Jason Kunesh, Director, Obama for America
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
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
I just witnessed an absolute explosion of ideas.- Marianne Prins, Van Horne Elementary School
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