Jonny Rae-Evans

In light of the shift in politics and public opinion sweeping across the United States and Europe in recent years, it’s of no surprise to see more and more designers pursuing a career in ethical design.

“Tech for good” is no longer merely a niche topic, and instead we’re finally seeing the great impact that ethical design can have upon the lives of people.

However, “designing for good” is often synonymous with “designing for the vulnerable” and with that comes a weight of responsibility. If a designer on a tech for good project makes a mistake, it isn’t a case of a client losing some money, or a company losing brand appeal, but it could actually result in a loss of life.

This talk will explore what it means to be a user experience designer in the tech for good sector, how to approach designing for vulnerable people, and how to avoid killing anyone.

Jonny is the Head of Product Innovation at Big Lottery Fund. Before that he was Head of Design & UX at Reason Digital; an agency that has worked exclusively over the past 10 years in creating digital solutions that have a positive social and environmental impact. Working with clients such as The Samaritans, Bentley CSR, Alzheimer’s Research UK and the Royal Society for Blind Children. He has a wealth of design experience working with clients across a variety of industries and sectors including education, sports, travel, retail and finance.

Jonny is an international speaker and co-founded the organisation Tech for Good Live.