Open source softwares built for social impact or research & sciences are an excellent representation of a WIP world. Especially from a design lens where contributions and iterations are complex. OS project teams may not always have the funds or the clarity to have design as a part of their toolkit, yet, designers continue to push the envelope, take responsibility to demonstrate and add value. In this talk, we hope to help a lot more designers do it better. Powerful design tools make it possible to support OS more easily than it was possible earlier. This talk will also throw light to the much needed conversation on designing in Open source which needs a wider audience.
Abhishek a multi-disciplinary product designer with 8 years of experience in UI/UX, branding, product management, mentoring designers, leading a team. He has been working in the social impact space designing Open source softwares. He aims to promote ethical, user-caring design thinking practices for a better digital world.
Eriol has been working as a designer for 10+ years working in for-profits and then NGO's and open-source software organisations, working on complex problems like sustainable food systems, peace-building and crisis response technology. Eriol now works at Superbloom design, research, open-source and technology projects.
Eriol is a part-time funded PhD researcher at Newcastle University's Open Lab looking at how designers participate in humanitarian and human rights focussed open-source software projects.
They are also part of the core teams at Open Source Design(http://opensourcedesign.net/) and Human Rights Centred Design working group (https://hrcd.pubpub.org/) and Sustain UX & Design working group (https://sustainoss.org/working-groups/design-and-ux/) and help hosts podcast about open source and design (https://sosdesign.sustainoss.org/)