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HCD Manchester: Designing for good


Addressing the most pressing concerns of our time, overcoming obstacles and creating a better tomorrow are all crucial tasks for designers. How can we create products and services that positively impact both people and the world around us?

Now more than ever, we need to be more conscious of our work’s social and environmental impact and how to make choices that reflect our personal values.

Join us at Human-Centred Design Manchester for a discussion about the role of ethics in design, featuring a panel that will share their experiences with a focus on designing for good and how to integrate ethical considerations into your work.

We have curated a panel to discuss and debate questions like:

  • What is preventing us from making products and services ethical?
  • How can we embed sustainable practices into our services or businesses?
  • Are we doing enough to educate creators and decision-makers?
  • How do we make it simpler to make ethical services and products?

There will be plenty of opportunities to share ideas and ask questions so come prepared to be engaged and inspired.

The panel

  • Elizabeth Newell – Head of Design at Creative Concern
  • North Kuras – Senior UX Architect at BBC
  • Adam Costello – Founder at InlandSea
  • Charlotte Holroyd – Founder at Creative Wilderness


18.00 – Arrive, network, drinks and pizza
18.30 – Intro
18.35 – Lightning talk
18.45 – Q&A panel discussion and debate
19.30 – Networking
20.00 – Leave


You know where Fred Aldous is on the corner of Stevenson Square? You’re best to start there. Head around the Sevendale House building, past Soup Kitchen onto Spear Street. About halfway down the street, you’ll find a large, locked gate – that’s us!

What’s HCD Manchester?

Human-centred design Manchester is a community of multi-disciplined designers, developers, business owners, product owners and startup entrepreneurs that believe in tackling challenges with a human-centred approach.

Our group aims to grow and develop a community that values the ‘human-centred design’ ethos. We want to foster innovation within businesses to create products and services that users need and more importantly desire.

We organise regular Meetups, events, workshops and socials for anyone interested in learning and sharing new skills.

Who should come? Anyone that has an interest in people and solving their needs.

The Speakers

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Colin Preston
Product & Service Design Director

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