During my time as an IxDA local leader (2018-2019), I helped planning events and meetups to bring discussion about interaction design to two cities of Minas Gerais: Ouro Preto and Mariana.
Some of those events were:
- IxDA on the road - Congonhas, where we brought a discussion about interaction design to a city without an IxDA chapter (Congonhas/Minas Gerais). The talks were mainly about citizen focus design, design thinking, and smart cities.
- Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD), where we discussed the importance of accessible interfaces, how to design, develop, and test them.
- Startup Weekend Mariana, an event to influence technological innovation in Mariana city, after Brumadinho’s disaster.