PDXDF: Death to UX: A Conversation on the Designer’s Role in Harm

As screen proliferate our everyday lives, how can designers reimagine their role -- and responsibility -- to community in a modern world?

Part-mixer, part-discussion, this event will convene people interested in interaction design to discuss what the discipline of user experience has wrought on modern life, and contemplating what the future might look like.

This event is co-sponsored by the Collaborative Design & Design Systems program at Pacific Northwest College of Art at Willamette University and will offer prompts that enable a free-flow series of smaller conversations that involve all the participants.

This event will be hosted in the Lemelson Innovation Space at PNCA.

About Ron Bronson:

Ron Bronson is a design leader & strategist with deep experience leading digital initiatives from ideation to post-launch. Outside of work, he’s a global speaker on service design. His practice is focused around Consequence Design which centers on interaction design harms (aka “dark patterns”), the intersection of technology in spatial experiences, and consumer advocacy in service delivery. He spent the past 4 years at GSA’s 18F, most recently as head of one of the government’s largest in-house design teams.


About PDX Design Festival:

PDX Design Festival is a week-long celebration of design in the city of roses. After several long years of isolation and virtual collaboration, Portland's creative community is back and ready to reconnect. Our inaugural theme, chosen by the AIGA Portland community, is connection and echoes these sentiments. This is a can't-miss event for all of Portland.

Events tickets are reserved for festival pass holders—get your all-access festival pass on the PDXDF website.

When & Where
Wed, Oct 5, 2022 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM PDT
Pacific Northwest College of Art
511 Northwest Broadway
Portland, OR 97209