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Life & Death Design: What Life-Saving Tech Can Teach Everyday Designers

June 3, 2020 at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

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Katie Swindler

Katie Swindler

Katie Swindler

UX Strategist, Manager, Allstate Insurance Company

About the Speaker

Katie is a user experience strategist who writes and speaks on topics related to human-centered design. Originally educated as a theatre director, she brings a unique perspective to digital work. She believes that if brands wish to truly connect with consumers they must combine emotion and utility, storytelling and technology to fulfill real human needs.

Katie is an experienced presenter who has spoken on UX topics internationally at design industry events such as SXSW Interactive, IxDA Interaction, 4A’s, Amuse and PUSH.

Life & Death Design: What Life-Saving Tech Can Teach Everyday Designers

Speaker: Katie Swindler

June 3, 2020 at 6:30 pm -8:00 pm
Your Own Home via Zoom

Life & Death Design
What Life-Saving Tech Can Teach Everyday Designers

Katie Swindler, UX Strategist, Manager | Allstate Insurance Company
@madamautonomous

Stress changes the human brain, enhancing some abilities and degrading others. In some of the most dangerous industries, creators of life-saving products have discovered how to leverage brain science and smart design to harness good instincts while reducing panic and aggression. They use human-centered design to help their users land airplanes, avoid car crashes, resuscitate heart attack victims, and escape burning buildings. Apply their techniques to your work in any field to create clear, intuitive experiences that effectively guide the behavior of your users, no matter their state of mind.

Key Takeaways:

  • Learn the secrets of designing for users under stress developed by practitioners in some of the highest-stakes industries like healthcare, avionics, and the military, but applicable for great design in any field.
  • Unlock the science of the human survival instinct and learn how moments of peak stress change users’ physical and mental capabilities, affecting their ability to use certain types of designs.
  • Apply techniques for identifying potential high-stress moments and crafting experiences that can harness the user’s instinctive behavior, suppress it, or protect the user from panicked-induced actions.

Read Katie’s thoughts about the Covid-19 Pandemic on her blog.

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Life & Death Design: What Life-Saving Tech Can Teach Everyday Designers

Speaker: Katie Swindler

June 3, 2020 at 6:30 pm -8:00 pm
Your Own Home via Zoom

Life & Death Design
What Life-Saving Tech Can Teach Everyday Designers

Katie Swindler, UX Strategist, Manager | Allstate Insurance Company
@madamautonomous

Stress changes the human brain, enhancing some abilities and degrading others. In some of the most dangerous industries, creators of life-saving products have discovered how to leverage brain science and smart design to harness good instincts while reducing panic and aggression. They use human-centered design to help their users land airplanes, avoid car crashes, resuscitate heart attack victims, and escape burning buildings. Apply their techniques to your work in any field to create clear, intuitive experiences that effectively guide the behavior of your users, no matter their state of mind.

Key Takeaways:

  • Learn the secrets of designing for users under stress developed by practitioners in some of the highest-stakes industries like healthcare, avionics, and the military, but applicable for great design in any field.
  • Unlock the science of the human survival instinct and learn how moments of peak stress change users’ physical and mental capabilities, affecting their ability to use certain types of designs.
  • Apply techniques for identifying potential high-stress moments and crafting experiences that can harness the user’s instinctive behavior, suppress it, or protect the user from panicked-induced actions.

Read Katie’s thoughts about the Covid-19 Pandemic on her blog.

There is a video of this event. You must be a member and signed in to see CHIFOO videos.


Katie Swindler

Katie Swindler

Katie Swindler

UX Strategist, Manager, Allstate Insurance Company

About the Speaker

Katie is a user experience strategist who writes and speaks on topics related to human-centered design. Originally educated as a theatre director, she brings a unique perspective to digital work. She believes that if brands wish to truly connect with consumers they must combine emotion and utility, storytelling and technology to fulfill real human needs.

Katie is an experienced presenter who has spoken on UX topics internationally at design industry events such as SXSW Interactive, IxDA Interaction, 4A’s, Amuse and PUSH.

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