Gülay Birand

The Ivory Towers We Sit In: Looking at inclusion through the lens of exclusion

Learn how inclusivity starts with understanding our schemas, how they inform the way we see the world around us, and as a result how we build products. I’ll cover the challenges of developing inclusive practices in company culture and in the design process. While we can’t always predict who will use our products we do have the power to utilize intentional and responsible practices that help us build experiences and products that support more of our users, most of the time.

Date: Wednesday, October 13th
Time: 10:15 - 11:00


Gülay Birand

Head of Product Design, Platform, Miro

Gülay joined Facebook as a Product Design Manager and UX Lead on Facebook Newsfeed in February 2019, where she is working with her team to create excellent experiences that build social value and connection.

Prior to Facebook, she spent 8yrs at Google leading teams on Mobile Ads, Search, Identity, Hangouts, with the last 4 of those years as a UX Design Manager on Google Cloud Platform, focusing on cross-platform user experience design and strategy. Gülay’s passion lies at the cross-section of responsible innovation and service design in all facets of user experience creation.

She cares deeply about the consequences of technological advances and works to establish UX as a key player and advocate to society in the end to end product lifecycle. Linked in profile for more information: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gulaybirand/

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