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August de los Reyes: The Power of Inclusive Design

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sep 17

Thu, Sep 17 2020, 7PM - 8PM

Part of event series: Fall 2020 Design Lecture Series


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Interaction Design

Event description

Lecture recording is now available for members of the CCA community for education purposes.  

August de los Reyes will share the life-transforming accident that changed his work as a designer. After delving into topics such as video games and the American Dream, he will share his high level approach to Inclusive Design—how it can extend beyond product accessibility—and give a modest proposal for good design in the 21st century.

Dedicated to using technology for human well-being, August is currently the Chief Design Officer for Varo, a social-impact start-up poised to be the first mobile-only national bank in the United States. Previously, August was Director of User Experience at Google, leading the Ecosystem Design for the Google Search and Assistant. He holds an MDesS with distinction from Harvard and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

ASL interpretation will not be offered at the event. The lecture uses a slide presentation. All content from the slides will be read aloud or described. Please email access questions to James Yu (

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Entry details

Free and open to the public.