“All the presentations were well done, but one really stuck with me: unemployment. The unemployment team tackled the misperceptions that exist for a local magazine called Streetwise. Vendors for Streetwise are usually homeless and are looking to get their lives back together and selling Streetwise is their job. I see these vendors on the corners […]
As I stood up at the front of the room listening to each team present their ideas for Streetwise, I couldn’t help notice the passion, energy and vision of our UX community. The empathy for the Streetwise vendors, their reflection on the commuinty members’ motivations, the business model, etc. all were clearly evident in the […]
Here’s a document recapping the best thinking of the IxDA Chicago meeting on September 22, 2010, at which we re-engineering Streetwise. We can’t help ourselves: every time we do something, we produce a document. Manifest_Presents_UX_for_Good_-_Rethinking_StreetWise.pdf (1122 KB)
Here are the 5 presentations from our September 22, 2010 pilot project for UXXU 2011. The folks at the IxDA Chicago meeting were extraordinary – tackling the impossible in a half-hour and coming back with some truly innovative thinking.
Here are more photos from our UXXU 2011 dry run with IxDA Chicago on September 22, 2010. Location: offices of Manifest Digital. Topic: re-engineer Streetwise. Results: pretty extraordinary.
Before launching UXXU 2011, we field-tested the idea of using UX designers to tackle complex social challenges. On September 22, 2010, we gave a roomful of designers about a half-hour to re-engineer Streetwise, a printed magazine that the unemployed sell to make money. Of course, printed magazines aren’t exactly growing in popularity and these unemployed […]