User experience event on Oct. 26 to focus on inclusivity, accessibility

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Industry leaders are aware that accessibility issues around aging and disability must be addressed as they develop products. A free event Tuesday, Oct. 26 in Discovery Park District, adjacent to the Purdue University campus, will address incorporating inclusivity and accessibility into user experience, or UX, design.

Experience Innovation Center, known as XCenter, will host “Inclusion and Accessibility: UX Put into Practice” 2-4:30 pm ET at Convergence Center, 101 Foundry Dr., West Lafayette, Indiana and online. Registration for this free eventcan be completed online.

Industry leaders and expert researchers in engineering, mobility, tech and public health will share how they’re putting inclusive UX design into practice. Brad DuerstockBrandon PittsNatalia Rodriguez, and Rua Williams from Purdue University; Blair Koeneman, a senior UX designer at UEGroup, a leading UX firm in Silicon Valley; and Dali Szostak, Google’s Head of UX for Trust and Safety, will share their expertise.

Attendees will step away from this event with a deeper understanding of how industry and academic professionals are designing with every person in mind and how to apply this mindset to their own work. This is a hybrid in-person, remote event taking place at Convergence Center and streamed online through Zoom. Space is limited for in-person attendance and parking is available.

Contacts: Danielle Panigall,

Hailey Barry,

About Experience Innovation Center

The Experience Innovation Center‘s (XCenter) mission is to rethink how products and technologies are designed in the future. By helping bring together ideas from academia and industry, the XCenter aims to reimagine how we work, live, and play 5 to 8 years down the road and to help organizations get there. We drive new ideas and enhance teams through training, workshops, events, and inventive product design, User Experience (UX), and Customer Experience (CX).