The Future of Digital Equity: Mobile-Only
From homeless students taking online classes during a global pandemic to the next generation of digital athletes winning millions from bed, billions of people are redefining how we use technology by never using computers except for the ones in their pockets. Drawing from my experiences at Twitch and ShelterTech designing products for mobile-only users, I believe the future of digital equity is mobile-only, and governments and tech companies are still way behind.
Derek Fidler is an Amsterdam-based product designer at Twitch designing mobile experiences for emerging markets. At Design Matters 20, he’ll dig deep into the theme “Next Gen Design”. He’ll explore the new ways in which digital natives use the famous streaming platform. He’ll discuss how Twitch has expanded internationally into places that are often neglected by digital services and technology.
Prior to Twitch, Derek was lead designer at tech incubator Bebo where he launched a dozen social and consumer products before its acquisition. While living in San Francisco, Derek co-founded non-profit organisation ShelterTech, which develops tech services for people experiencing homelessness.