Gender Diverse in Design Past Event

Presented by Ruby Quail

In 2014, Time magazine declared that we were at a transgender tipping point following the increasing visibility and acceptance of trans and gender diverse folk in public life in the last decade, but what has this meant for design? This panel features trans and gender diverse designers discussing their experiences being trans in the design industry, how their relationship with gender has contributed to their practice, and what they see is the future of design with, for, and by trans people.

Kelly Ann McKercher

Kelly Ann (them/they) started their design career a decade ago in usability and user experience, working in cow sheds, financial services and aviation. A project on the legislative reform of child protection changed the course of Kelly Ann’s career, pushing them into social and public sector design. A fierce advocate for designing with, not for, people, Kelly Ann is the author of Beyond Sticky Notes: Co-design for Real. Read more: https://

Kat Bak

Kat (they/them) is a trans non-binary UX designer working on the unceded land of the Wurundjeri people. They believe in using their skills, experiences and privilege as tools for social change. Their passions include social sciences, plants, painting and Lego.

Hailey Cooperrider

Hailey Cooperrider (she/her) is a collaboration designer, who has run workshops and designed digital platforms for clients in government, industry and academia. Her medium is collaboration itself. She’s now exploring the application of games to practical problems in collaboration.

Ruby Quail

Ruby (she/her) is a designer living and working in Melbourne. She is interested in socially conscious design and achieving positive social change through the use of digital technology.

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Wed 31 Mar 6:00 pm
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