Alba Villamil is an independent User Researcher who specializes in designing for the social sector. Her work focuses on making products and services more equitable for historically underserved and vulnerable populations like refugees, low-income parents, and domestic violence survivors. She is also a facilitator at HmntyCntrd, one of Fast Company’s 2021 Most Innovative Companies, where she teaches about research and design ethics to design practitioners.
Featured Talks by Alba
Dear Designers…We Need to Talk About Race: How Colorblind User Research Produces Racist Design
TopicsDiversity & Inclusion, Ethics, Methodology
User research has a problem with race....
The Ethical Researcher’s Checklist
Ethics are in the details...
Designing For Culture
TopicsCulture, Design Strategy, Methodology
Rethinking how to integrate cultural differences in product design...
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Stereotyped by Design: Pitfalls in Cross-Cultural User Research
TopicsCulture, Design Strategy, Ethics, Methodology
Today, technologists design for a diverse, globalized world. To reach untapped...
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