What’s your focus when designing a system, an item or a structure? According to Dr. Nick Tyler, Civil, Environmental, and Geomatic Engineering Department, University College London, his focus is people.
“It’s people who interact with our design– whatever it is and however it is expressed – and how they participate in what we created matters,” said Tyler. “As a result, we have to look at how interactions might work and how a design might allow people with different capabilities to interact with it”
He will present his paper Engaging People : Engaging Design as a keynote speaker in the XD Conference. His work will show audiences why we must engage with all members of society, including those who might never interact with our design, if our goal is to create a better world where people are valued.
Tyler has a history of developing methods for public participation in public transport design decisions, including works on vehicle design, infrastructure and operations. He mixes artistic and engineering approaches to create a trans-disciplinary model for design and decision-making challenges.
Designing Experience: ‘The Ballerina on the Elephant’ is a 3-day international conference on experience design (27-29 Nov 2014). Make your booking here.