Universal Design: Making Great Products for Everyone

A photograph of Kat Hines

Accessibility is usually one of the last items on a project plan checklist and can result in some unexciting and often troublesome changes. But what if you could include it at the beginning and end up with an even better product for every customer? Universal Design focuses on designing for the most customers possible but in a practical, elegant way.

About the Speaker

Kait Hines is a UX designer for Amazon, working on turning Alexa into an indispensable piece of assistive technology.  Her most recent project, “Alexa, what’s in my hand?”, won Voice Experience of the Year at the Project Voice Conference. Prior to Amazon, Kait worked for GEICO in Washington, DC, designing for a variety of spaces. She led the design efforts on their award winning app and was a founding member of their design and research team. Kait earned her B.A in Psychology from St. Mary’s College of Maryland and has over 10 years of experience in the field of UX.