Have you been curious about what UX design means and how it can help save the world? Well, saving the world might be a bit ambitious, but AIGA Cincinnati is organizing a day for designers to give back to the Cincinnati community! Join us in the second-floor conference room of Rookwood Exchange for an introductory course on UX practices followed by an open workshop, where you will use your creative powers to help local nonprofits.
The day will consist of two separate sessions: a morning UX education session and an afternoon workshop session dedicated to working with nonprofits. The needs of the nonprofits might vary from solving UX problems to print/graphic assets, so all types of creatives are welcome. Get ready to soak up some knowledge in the morning and apply those new skills in the afternoon!
Our UX session will be led by Ramsey Ford of Design Impact! Design Impact is a nonprofit social innovation firm who use design to address pressing community issues, equip leaders, and inspire communities.
Can’t make it the full day? No worries, feel free to join us at whichever session you prefer! Let us know your preference by filling out this 5-second survey. We’ll excitedly keep you up-to-date on the details of the event as we get closer to the date!
About the speaker
Ramsey Ford is the co-founder of and a Design Director at Design Impact. His multi-disciplinary design background (as an award-winning product designer, a design professor, a maker and an entrepreneur) gave him a unique perspective for helping people solve complex problems. His passion for social justice inspired his Masters thesis on what designers could learn from community organizing. He received both his undergraduate degree in industrial design and Master of Design from the University of Cincinnati.
Ramsey continues to advance the conversation on inclusive design through workshops and speaking engagements such as the Public Interest Design Institute, IDSA International, and Unite for Sight Global Health and Innovation Conference. An avid writer, Ramsey regularly shares his perspective on social design through outlets like Design Observer, FastCompany, Innovations and Product Design Hub. His work has also been published in the Public Interest Design Practice Guidebook and Leap Dialogues.
Parking at Rookwood Exchange
We recommend parking in the covered garage behind the building, as the second floor conference room is parallel with level “B” in the garage. Just park on level B and walk right in!
If you park out front, the entrance to the main building is in-between Fueled Collective and Spavia. You will need to go up one floor to get to the second floor conference room, either via stairs or the elevator.