University of Wisconsin–Madison
Better By Design

Gain essential design skills for technologists at Better by Design 2018

Join us!

Better by Design Conference & Workshops

August 23-24, 2018

Memorial Union

University of Wisconsin-Madison

From conversational UIs to artificial intelligence (AI) to virtual reality (VR)—it’s easy to lose sight of the big picture in the mix of all the acronyms. We’ve got a crazy idea: None of it really matters. Regardless of the medium or the trend, great design requires essential skills. Skills like listening deeply and carefully, setting aside assumptions and bias, navigating complexity, working together, negotiating conflict and finding agreement.  

Gather with us on Lake Mendota at the legendary Memorial Union. Take a step back and dig deep into the elemental skills for user-focused work, whether you’re a designer, developer, communicator, leader, innovator, in higher education, government, nonprofit, small business, or an enterprise.

On Thursday, August 23, register for in-depth workshops, including:

On Friday, August 24, hear from national and international conference speakers including:

  • Celeste Headlee, Host, National Public Radio
  • Lou Downe, Director of Design and Service Standards, GOV.UK
  • Paige Bennett, Senior Design Researcher, Dropbox
  • Jorel Dray, Faculty, Design & Illustration, Madison College
  • Shawn Henry, Accessibility Advocate, W3C Web Accessibility Initiative
  • And more

Register by Monday, July 23 to get the early bird rate and have ticket fees covered!