Marie van Driessche

Marie van Driessche is a Deaf designer from Amsterdam. Being a designer, she is fascinated by how people interact with digital products and each other. Currently she works at ABN AMRO Bank as interaction designer with a focus on accessibility. Marie has a BA in Graphic Design from the Royal Academy of Arts in the Netherlands and an MA Graphic Moving Image from University of Arts, London, UK. After graduating from UAL she moved to France to work as a designer. She worked on developing accessibility solutions trough broadcasting messages in French Sign Language by virtual characters.

UX Salon Talk

Inclusive Design - More Than you Hear

Exclusion happens when we solve problems using our own biases. But how do we seek out those exclusions, and use them as opportunities to create new ideas and inclusive designs?

In this presentation Marie will share her unique perspective on inclusivity and how she experiences the world as a deaf designer. We will learn how designing for people with permanent disabilities actually results in designs that benefit people universally and how constraints are a beautiful thing.

Marie will sign about how sign language is an intrinsically different way of communicating and how to make your website accessible for Deaf people, but actually for everyone.