I didn't know Jack: How I've started designing with empathy

by Bryce Howitson | at MinneBar 13 | 2:00 – 2:50 in Challenge | View Schedule

When I "learned" design, it wasn't user-centric. This presentation follows my personal journey toward empathy with users, customers, and neighbors. I discuss using shared emotions to humanize audience pain points, creating actionable "fear personas" of users and why this process works. Plus I tells some stories about the hard lessons I've learned throughout my career.

Anyone who makes things to be used by people will come away with a better understanding of empathy and a framework to apply it daily.

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Bryce Howitson

Bryce is obsessed with creating products that people want to use. He helps organizations of all sizes prototype, and test their ideas. Sometimes called a designer, a developer, a strategist, a writer, or an artist, Bryce has led teams and worked in the trenches.

Bryce is a Google Developer Expert in UI/UX/Product/Web Technologies and a certified Design Sprint Master.

He shares his knowledge by mentoring and teaching from his homeland in the great frozen north of Minnesota.