Web Directions Design 2018 The Design conference

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Remya Ramesh

The art of mindfulness in product design

Remya Ramesh Head of Design OpenCities

Mindfulness is the ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we’re doing. In recent years it’s become an increasingly popular topic and moved from its deep roots in the Buddhist tradition into leadership circles, boardrooms and even primary school classrooms. But behind the hype, there’s real, tangible value - it helps you build better products by engaging in active observation, mindful listening, and conscious collaboration.

This talk will explore the concept of mindfulness and how you can apply it in the ideation, research and design phases of product development. After this session, you’ll walk away with strategies to effectively use mindfulness techniques like present-moment attention and non-judgemental awareness to transform the way you run your next user research or design critique session.

Remya Ramesh

Remya is an award-winning design leader with over a decade of experience in UX and product development. She is the Head of Design at OpenCities where she leads a multidisciplinary team shaping the future of government-citizen interactions.

An MBA candidate at the Melbourne Business School, Remya is learning to enhance understanding between design and business. She also co-runs the Ladies That UX and Web Accessibility & Inclusive Design groups in Melbourne.

Don't miss your chance to see Remya Ramesh and many other inspiring speakers at Design 18.

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