Videoconference: The Rise of Meta-Design—A Starter Playbook

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  • Thursday, May 19, 11am ET. Register in advance via Zoom

    Against increasing automation and instrumentation, community curator Uday Gajendar argues we will see the rise of what he calls meta-design, whose aspects are strategic, humanistic, and — dare we say — philosophic. It’s about designing the conditions for good design to thrive, for the long term, with a sense for continuity of value. So, how does someone operationalize behaviors and spiritualize values into an organization’s ethos? This talk offers complementary models to shape and own dialogues around meta-design with cross-functional peers, based upon Uday’s own leadership experiences. The first model is grounded on what Uday calls “vectors of influence” while the second model is focused on “scopes of craft.” This talk’s goal is to inspire and equip designers to lead what’s next for our profession, or at least the beginnings of it!

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    Uday Gajendar is a Design Manager at Aurora Solar. For 20 years Uday led UX projects in a range of contexts, including Adobe, PayPal, Citrix, and others, for products spanning web, mobile, and enterprise. Uday served as a columnist for 5 years with ACM Interactions. Uday has presented globally on design topics such as collaboration, innovation, and leadership at SXSW, UX Australia, IxDA, IA Summit, Midwest UX, and others. Since 2015, Uday has been a curator of the Enterprise UX (now Design at Scale) conference and also curator of the Enterprise Community, moderating guest speaker calls and newsletters.

    May 19, 11am ET. Register in advance via Zoom