I've been lucky enough to chat shit on stage at a bunch of conferences in my career. I'm currently interested in speaking about design's role in mental health at conferences with a diverse speaker lineup and a Code of Conduct.
Diversity & Inclusivity
An event without a diverse range of speakers (and thusly opinions and experiences) will never be great. I’ll only speak at events that have a diverse lineup and a keynote speaker that isn’t another boring ass white dude.
A Code of Conduct
Diversity means nothing if people don’t feel safe at an event. I only speak at events that have a thorough, inclusion-focussed Code of Conduct that places the safety of underrepresented groups above pandering to the privileged, with plans to actively enforce it.
Travel & Accommodation
Unless an event is local, it’d be super nice to get travel and accommodation paid so I don’t go poor from speaking at lots of dope conferences x
I spoke about dopamine and Pokémon, how our brains respond to reward and challenges, and how we can use concepts from games to create better interfaces and interactions.
I spoke about dopamine and Pokémon. Again. I also spoke about how front-end developers constantly make design decisions whether they know it or not.
I spoke about the general principles of gamification and how they can be applied to products and interfaces to make users happy as fuck.