Design Disruptors at Overit

This could be some quality design nerding: Overit in Albany will be screening the new documentary Design Disruptors Tuesday (July 26) at 6 pm (snacks start at 5:30 pm). A local panel discussion will follow. It's free (though an RSVP is required).

The trailer for the doc is above. Here's some blurbage:

"Design Disruptors" weaves together the inspiring true stories of designers who have gone against the status quo, upending their respective industries by focusing on the end user through the lens of design. The film features expert voices from many of the world's leading companies, including:
+ John Maeda, Design Partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers and former President of the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD)
+ Daniel Burka, Design Partner at Google Ventures
+ Frank Yoo, ‎Director of UX and Product Design for Lyft
+ Ryan Donahue, Vice President of Global Design at Zendesk
+ Andy Law, Lead Mobile Product Designer at Netflix
+ Julie Zhuo, Vice President of Product Design at Facebook
+ Katie Dill, Director of Experience Design at Airbnb
+ Tobias Van Schneider, Former Lead Product Designer and Art Director at Spotify
+ Aarron Walter, Vice President of Design Education at InVision and founder of UX practice at MailChimp

After the screening, the local panel of Becca Kennedy (Co-Founder and UX Researcher at Kennason), Dan Romlein (UX Designer at Apprenda), and Taegan Grice (Art Director at Deloitte Digital) will discuss the film and their work.

The trailer very much has an *angels-singing* design *angels singing* vibe to it. (See Khoi Vinn's uneasiness about the trailer.) So it'll be interesting to see if the doc takes up issues like designing for inclusivity and equity and fairness.

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