As the full extent of the climate crisis becomes more tangible, designing for sustainability has become a battle cry. There is talk of going from human-centred to planet-centric design. At the same time, we are still very selective with who gets access to most products, information and services. If we direct our attention away from this challenge and onto the larger scope of designing for all life on the planet, will it get lost? In this talk, we will look at how to set up a strategy and which tactics and methods to use to ensure both challenges become enough (head) space and solutions.
Lead Experience Design at Thoughtworks.
As a cultural anthropologist and designer, Julia is delighted that most people these days understand why it needs both of these trainings to develop great solutions – this was not the case back when she worked on her first digital product in 1999. Since then, she has worked in branding and corporate identity, future mobility concepts and automotive HMIs before finally, in January 2023, finding her professional home at Thoughtworks.