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Advocating and designing for human needs

Design systems

June 26, 2024
3:00 - 4:00P PST

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Advocating and designing for human needs

3:05 - 3:25P

How pigeons led to emergency room optimizations

3:25 - 3:50P

Pitching accessible design like a pro

3:05 - 3:25P

How pigeons led to emergency room optimizations

In this engaging session, Zulhilmi will delve into the authentic experiences of building products within the public sector. He'll unfold the journey and lessons through the lens of real-world stories, highlighting the challenges, setbacks, failures, and small wins that pave the path to success. But beyond the hurdles, he'll showcase the profound sense of accomplishment and fulfillment that comes when a product truly makes its mark and impacts the community. Join Zulhilmi as he explores the highs and lows of shipping products that aim to serve the public good, and discover the resilience and dedication it takes to bring meaningful change.

Zulhilmi Icksan

he/him

Lead Product Designer at Open Government Products

Zul is part of the design leadership at OGP (open.gov.sg), building products for public good. Many of the products are ground-up initiatives, launched within weeks and embraced by millions of residents in Singapore. Zul has a decade of product experience. He has held roles at ExpressVPN, Pivotal Labs, and various startups. Outside of work, Zul plays with crypto to fund his vacations with his wife and two beautiful daughters.

3:25 - 3:50P

Pitching accessible design like a pro

Accessibility means anyone can use the products we create regardless of their abilities. It's the right thing to do. Accessibility is also an investment. Organizations of every size and type want to see a return on their investments. How do you bridge the gap? How do you convince the toughest stakeholders to invest in something they seemingly don't care about? Learn how to pitch accessibility in a way that speaks to your stakeholders and moves the needle for your users.

Tregg Frank

he/him

Cofounder & Designer at Divinate

Tregg is a leader, product designer, and side project cooker. He's also severely deuteranopia colorblind. As a result, Tregg has often found himself being the primary advocate for accessibility in the teams he's found himself on. When he isn't designing or trying to start things, Tregg can be found hanging out with his toddler or playing electric guitar.