Creating digital wellbeing through human-centred design

The impact of digital technology on human wellbeing is a costly one. Human-centred design needs to step beyond the basic of considering the human perspective into activating positive change for its users and communities.

>> The design principles we should employ for digital wellbeing
>> How to balance empathy & wellbeing together with innovation & profit
>> Translating said wellbeing into measurable outcomes which impact the bottom line


Presented by:

Ben Crothers, Principal Design Strategist, Atlassian

Ben Crothers has been in the digital industry from when Netscape ruled the web, and putting ‘Under Construction’ banners on websites was seen as the right thing to do. During this time, he has accrued a wealth of experience in brand, customer research, design, development and strategy across a diverse range of organisations including Vodafone, Telstra, Bendigo Bank, Resmed, and the Australian Human Rights Commission.He is currently Principal Design Strategist at Atlassian, where he trains and coaches in design practice (including service design), and facilitates strategic workshops.

Ben combines Design Thinking practice with sketching and visualisation techniques, to explore problems, explain concepts, and envision new experiences more effectively. He is also author of 2 books on drawing: “Presto Sketching”, and “Draw in 4!”.

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