Video: Design Is [Multicultural]

Senongo Akpem explores the boundaries of culturally responsive design

Should we expect design to respond to cultural differences? In this talk, Senongo Akpem outlines the factors that affect how design is perceived across cultures, and how visual and cultural diversity can be built into every stage of your project. Akpem also presents steps designers can take when creating products for a worldwide audience.

Watch Senongo Akpem's talk: Design Is Multicultural

Senongo Akpem is a design director, illustrator, and the founder of Pixel Fable—a collection of interactive Afrofuturist stories. His writing on culture and design has been published in A List Apart, Smashing Magazine, and net. Akpem’s work focuses on digital storytelling, transmedia, and cross-cultural design issues.

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