It’s always about the athlete: the challenges and delights of designing a mobile experience for the Special Olympics USA Games
Earlier this year, Blink worked with the Special Olympics 2022 to design a unique mobile application experience for all attendees of the USA Games, by focusing first on the Games’ 4,000 athletes. Join us to go behind-the-scenes of our research and design process followed by a fireside chat with members of the Blink design and Special Olympics teams, on how they collaborated to create change.
During this talk, we will:
Show you how we approached the challenge, and share the final result
Have an intimate fireside chat with our two primary stakeholders – Lonnie Snyder, who drove the vision behind this project, and Mike Suman, the developer and partner who helped build it.
We’ll talk about topics related to the project, and the larger role of design in empowerment, such as: how our evidence-driven process helped Special Olympics change its approach to design; surprises and challenges working with intellectually disabled athletes; how the design has evolved into a developed application; and what design’s role is in helping empower the underserved, etc.
Wrap up with Q&A
Scott Lambridis (Head of Design, Blink San Francisco) – Host, Moderator
Lauren Javor (Principal Designer, Blink Seattle) – Lead Designer
Lonnie Snyder (CIO, Special Olympics 2022) – Client Partner
Mike Suman (COO, Applied Training Solutions) – Client Development Partner
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