Design Management Institute:

Stephanie Yung to share inclusive design keynote


This year’s dmi Design Leadership conference is focused on the timely theme of “Innovative Thinking on Diversity & Inclusion”. Smart’s Design Director Stephanie Yung will share her talk titled Inclusive Design 2.0, as the Cincinnati three-day forum explores diversity and inclusion through the lens of innovation. With the spotlight being placed on a range of accomplished women and minorities from around the globe, the conference promises provocative discussions about the intersection of race and gender, and how to fill the design management pipeline in today’s business climate.

Stephanie will begin by sharing Smart’s early work pioneering universal design with physical products, and illustrate how our inclusive design perspective is evolving in parallel with the new relevance we see in this approach for tackling some of the critical challenges of our time – from trust, to emerging technologies and their intersection with humans, gender fluidity, mental health, and the array of stigmatized conditions facing our underserved populations.

Stephanie Yung is a globally recognized design leader, with extensive experience in the strategic translation of brands into new products and services. Based in our New York studio, Stephanie is sought after for her expertise in creating impactful product services and experiences for women and underserved communities through an inclusive design approach. A passionate advocate for social impact, Stephanie also serves as Design Advisor on the Board of Simprints, a non-for-profit tech company looking to close the identification gap of over 1 billion people in regions marked by poverty. Frequently sharing her expertise and thinking with audiences ranging from venture capitalists to government agencies, her published works encompass perspectives on innovating through inclusive design, saving women from bad design, and innovation in the Trump era.

Register for dmi’s event which takes place May 22-24, or follow the conversation on Twitter.

Apr 2018