15 February 2018
SustainableUX was born when James and Jen, sharing their experiences balancing business-as-usual design projects against a backdrop of increasing climate urgency, realized they could elevate the conversation for others to join and learn from each other. Speaking to other designers, we have found that our profession includes an abundance of folks with both awareness and concern about climate change—who similarly struggle to see how they can make a practical difference against global warming in their day-jobs. We founded this conference in an attempt to provide a forum for practitioners to share the methods and philosophies that enable us to make meaningful contributions to the struggle as individuals, and an industry.
This continues to be an online-only event, in keeping with our goal of helping designers reduce their carbon footprints. In-person conferences can cost thousands of tons of CO2, which we avoid by hosting it on Google Hangouts—which is largely renewable-powered.