Sustainable Digital Design – By Rob Huang
Often a technical solution is thought of before a completely understanding the problem. This can result in products or services that are implemented without much thought given to the user and their issues. Although the initial solution may seem to solve the issue it can quickly become unsustainable due to constant user support and long hours of maintenance in order to keep things working. In order to reduce unnecessary support, increase longevity of a solution and empower your users; designers and developers need to think in user centric terms. This presentation will discuss methods that can be used to gain an understanding of the users needs and get to the core of the problem before, during and after building or designing a solution. Topics that will be covered are: user experience design, design methodologies, designing for sustainability, designing as a coder.