Doing Work That Matters: A Look Beyond The Idealistic Notion of ‘Doing Meaningful Work’

There’s something shifting in our field. Increasingly, design professionals are drawn to work in domains that truly help humanity, rather than building another ‘Uber for X’, to make the rich richer. While this is an expected response to recent world events, the reality of doing such impactful work is full of obstacles.

Spanton will draw on 12+ years of UX design in healthcare to share some experiences and strategies, helping you anticipate and navigate predictable obstacles, so that you can apply your skills toward solving meaningful problems and realizing your goal of a truly impactful career.

The talk will cover:

  • 5 common obstacles
  • 3 coping mechanisms
  • 1 big bag of hope and determination to create lasting meaningful impact