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THE LIFE-CENTRED DIGITAL DESIGN WORKSHOP PART 1

Do Less Harm
with Digital Design

A lifecentred.design workshop in which you’ll discover the carbon creators and exclusion errors of digital design, learn how to minimise their uses and impacts, and use behavioural design to encourage more planet-friendly user behaviour

THE LIFE-CENTRED DIGITAL DESIGN WORKSHOP PART 1

Do Less Harm
with Digital Design

A lifecentred.design workshop in which you’ll discover the carbon creators and exclusion errors of digital design, learn how to minimise their uses and impacts, and use behavioural design to encourage more planet-friendly user behaviour

Overview

You want to reduce the environmental and social harm of your activities—what and how you take from the earth, and any waste and pollution you give back.

Join us for a lifecentred.design session in which you’ll discover the carbon creators and exclusion errors of digital design and learn how to minimise their uses and impacts.

In this 4.5-hour workshop, you’ll learn how to foster the three life-centred design pillars using sustainable and inclusive digital design, from UX and UI to content. And we’ll enlist the help of behavioural design to inform your users and inspire their own life-centred behaviours.

The output of these strategies can support ESG commitments and complement existing carbon reduction, energy transition, and sustainable commitments.

Do Less Harm
With Digital Design

4.5 Hours
Online or In-person
Sustainable, Inclusive, and Behavioural design
Free toolkit
Life centred design alignment

Aim

This workshop aims to teach you how to make digital design choices in terms of low energy use, higher inclusivity and accessibility, and user responsibility, to start aligning your digital work with global goals for sustainability and social justice.

Designing digital experiences with low energy use and high inclusivity that also look and feel exciting can be a challenging process, so you’ll learn the basics with hands-on activities and tools you can keep.

You’ll get to experiment with different tools and hear each other’s experiences. Through this process, you’ll enrich your team’s learning, from decision-makers higher up to designers working at the coal-face, so that you emerge aligned with a common mindset that helps you consider more than human needs while still achieving business goals. 

Who is this for?

  • Digital designers and teams—This workshop is focused on actual design strategies, so it is most suited for digital designers and teams, of all ages and experience levels
  • UX, UI, and Visual Designers, User Researchers, and UX Copywriters—The strategies cover how to life-centre UX, visual design, interaction, copy, images, video, email communications, research, and more, so include UX, UI, and Visual Designers, User Researchers, and UX Copywriters
Digital designers
Digital non-human persona

Outcomes and takeaways

  • Tools to employ sustainable and Inclusive digital design in your projects
  • A method to introduce life-centred thinking to clients 
  • Behavioural design strategies to bring customers along the journey by helping them to change their impact 
  • Complete toolkit

Meet your facilitator

Damien Lutz

A veteran UX/UI Designer, researcher, and writer, Damien has spent over a decade in design, and since 2017 he’s scouted the fringes of design for ways to fully realise it as a superpower for good.

In 2021, he produced the Future Scouting speculative design game, book, and hub to help designers invent things from the future to guide today’s decisions.

In 2022, Damien produced The Life-Centred Design Guide, hub, framework, and toolkit to expand human-centred design to reduce its impact on the world. Through further experiments and workshops, he also produced The Non-human Persona Guide, method, and toolkit in 2023 to give nature and vulnerable humans a voice.

Join Damien to delve into new ways of thinking and designing that aim to design a thriving existence for all life.

Damien Lutz, author of The Non-human Persona Guide, The Life-centred Design Guide, and Future Scouting

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Take the lead

Lead the way by redesigning your products and business to reduce environmental and social harm and regenerate the people and environments your system relies on.

“The ideas really resonated with me as I’ve felt this growing unease with human centred design’s echo chamber”

“Super helpful tools for designers… I’ll be sharing them with the students.”

“An amazing book about the topic.”

Two books standing on and angle, The Non-human Persona Guide and The Life-centred Design Guide

#2 Amazon Best Seller in Engineering Design, Dec ’22 (The Life-centred Design Guide)

Take the lead

Lead the way by redesigning your products and business to reduce environmental and social harm and regenerate the people and environments your system relies on.

Two books standing on and angle, The Non-human Persona Guide and The Life-centred Design Guide

#2 Amazon Best Seller in Engineering Design, Dec ’22 (The Life-centred Design Guide)

“Super helpful tools for designers… I’ll be sharing them with the students.”

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Damien Lutz, author of The Non-human Persona Guide, The Life-centred Design Guide, and Future Scouting

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Lifecentred.design aims to be low carbon, inclusive, and regenerative

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Energy used by the web hosting servers is offset by 3 times as much renewable energy returned to the grid

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Lifecentred.design aims to be low carbon, inclusive, and regenerative

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Energy used by the web hosting servers is offset by 3 times as much renewable energy returned to the grid

100 trees planted!

To regenerate trees used to make my books, I donate a percentage of sales from lifecentred.design and futurescouting.com.au to onetreeplanted.org

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Lifecentred.design aims to be low carbon, inclusive, and regenerative

This site's hosting is green

Energy used by the web hosting servers is offset by 3 times as much renewable energy returned to the grid

100 trees planted!

To regenerate trees used to make my books, I donate a percentage of sales from lifecentred.design and futurescouting.com.au to onetreeplanted.org

Page CO2 emissions
Shown for high-traffic pages only

Sustainable web strategies are used to reduce page load emissions. Current industry standard is 0.5g/page view—all lifecentred.design pages are under

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Lifecentred.design aims to be low carbon, inclusive, and regenerative

This site's hosting is green

Energy used by the web hosting servers is offset by 3 times as much renewable energy returned to the grid

100 trees planted!

To regenerate trees used to make my books, I donate a percentage of sales from lifecentred.design and futurescouting.com.au to onetreeplanted.org

Page CO2 emissions
Shown for high-traffic pages only

Sustainable web strategies are used to reduce page load emissions. Current industry standard is 0.5g/page view—all lifecentred.design pages are under

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