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

Kickstarter: UX for Good 2014Planning 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.

Updates

10 April 2014

Questions about the 2014 Challenge

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 […]

2 April 2014

Kickstarter Day 1: Launch

This morning, we launched a kickstarter campaign to fund our 2014 challenge:2014 Kigali & London taking place June 1st-7th in Kigali, Rwanda and London, UK. UX for Good has charted a journey to use design to convert the profound feelings we experience at genocide memorials into action. We acknowledge and embrace the audaciousness of this challenge. It is […]

31 March 2014

Rwanda Remembers

On April 7, 2014, Rwanda will commemorate the 20th anniversary of the beginning of the horrific 1994 genocide that killed up to one million men, women and children in the short span of 100 days. It’s a day that Rwandans will remember family members and friends who were lost. It’s also a poignant time to […]

12 March 2014

Scaling heroism

I was stalling. For a month, maybe more, I had been actively avoiding a most unpleasant assignment: researching the genocide that occurred in Rwanda in 1994. As director of media and publishing for Insight Labs, UX for Good’s partner in the Annual Challenge, I am tasked with, among other duties, documenting the work we’ll be […]

  • 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