Conference & Workshops

Madison, WI | August 23 - 24 | 2018

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Speakers

Celeste Headlee

Keynote, Author, National Public Radio

Celeste Headlee

Lou Downe

Keynote, Director of Design, UK Government

Lou Downe

Aws Albarghouthi

Professor, Computer Sciences, UW-Madison

Aws Albarghouthi

Paige Bennett

Senior Design Researcher, Dropbox

Paige Bennett

Jorel Dray

Faculty, Design & Illustration, Madison College

Jorel Dray

Sarah Drummond

CEO, Design Strategist, We Are Snook

Sarah Drummond

Lainey Feingold

Author, Negotiator, Disability Rights Lawyer

Lainey Feingold

Shawn Henry

Accessibility Evangelist, W3C Web Accessibility Intiative

Shawn Henry

Kelly Rauwerdink

Design & Software Crafter, 8th Light

Kelly Rauwerdink

Jim Remsik

Director of Software Services, 8th Light

Jim Remsik

Todd Schwanke

Assistant Director, Adaptive Technology Services, UW-Madison

Todd Schwanke

Eric Steege

Director, American Family Insurance

Eric Steege

Molly Wright Steenson

Author, Designer, Researcher, Carnegie Mellon University

Molly Wright Steenson

Ciara Taylor

Experience Designer and Strategist

Ciara Taylor

Natalie Patrice Tucker

Accessibility Evangelist & Web Developer

Natalie Patrice Tucker

Tom Tullis

Professor, Bentley University

Tom Tullis

Quotes From Past Attendees

“Meeting people was so easy. It was incredibly natural (yes, I am an introvert so I do appreciate this a lot–it can be stifling sometimes otherwise–and I would come back!). It seemed to draw in creative people who are building things for people and this is where working with technology needs to be.”

– Attendee, Better by Design 2016

“The strength of the presenters, and the great food – you make it easy for people who are looking for specific less common options. In general, this is a very well-run conference. It amazes me that this is what it looks like already in only its second year.”

– Attendee, Better by Design 2017

“This is an easy-access conference that brings in great speakers/facilitators. Because it is local and relatively inexpensive it’s easy for my supervisor to say yes to. In addition to giving me new ways to think about my work, it also gives me connections to others that I don’t find in other ways.”

– Attendee, Better by Design 2017

Memorial Union

In 2018 Better By Design was held at the historic Memorial Union Terrace overlooking University Bay. Drink a brew and soak up the sun, listen to free music or catch a film by the water, and enjoy some Babcock Dairy ice cream. What’s not to love?

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