Christine McGlade has been a digital media producer, designer, and educator for over 20 years. She is a sessional lecturer in the Digital Futures faculty at OCAD University in Toronto where she teaches topics in user experience design and user research, data visualization, futures thinking, and the ethical issues that arise when we step into design leadership roles in the digital economy. She is the Senior Partner at Analytical Engine Interactive Inc., a Design Consultancy. Most of her consulting work involves facilitation and strategic foresight engagements with public sector, educational, and not-for-profit organizations, usually on innovation projects driven by new technologies. Christine is a member of the Association of Professional Futurists, and she also does a little standup.
Leadership By Design 2021
Systems Thinking & Design Ethics for Design Leaders
Systems are tricky, slippery things, especially complex adaptive systems that bring humans and digital technologies together. In this 15 minute focus session, we’ll do a whirlwind tour of Systems Thinking and the ethical implications of a systemic paradigm on user experience and service design. Because here’s the thing about systems: once you see them, you can’t unsee them. We’ll walk through three not-so-simple proposals for how we might up our design game in a systemic world.