Ravi Sawhney, CEO and founder of the strategic design consultancy RKS, will deliver the opening keynote of the Interaction 13 conference organized by IxDA.
The keynote, titled 'Our Power to Empower: the Satisfaction of Designing for Social Impact,' will address designers' unique ability to reach beyond the borders of their own talents and capabilities.
"As designers, we can look outside of our world and see that many who have had great influences on our world, in fact while not labeled designers, designed and impacted society, business and our world," Sawhney says.
"We, too, can be as influential as the great minds in the world. Musicians saw that their music could change the world; now, we have been empowered to change the world for the better.
Creating social impact is one piece of a very large world that flows through our fingertips as we conceive and create not only new user experiences but in fact new, highly empowered users... everywhere."