Eriol Fox Product Designer
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Since 2008 Ushahidi has built tools for crisis response, election monitoring, and humanitarian work. Eriol will show how they turn insights, developed with a global network of collaborators, into specific design decisions that shape digital products for marginalized populations, by providing three examples including working to protect democracy, monitoring the election in Kenya, and preventing HIV/AIDS for girls and young women.
Eriol is a product & UX designer working at Ushahidi, a non-profit developing open-source, digital tool to help people with a better democratic process, human rights issues, natural and human-made disasters. Ushahidi helps locals improve bottom-up flows of information, such as crisis response to earthquakes and reporting violence in the Syrian civil war.
Eriol is a non-binary, queer person who is also an LGBTQIA+ advocate. They are passionate about intersectional inclusion and promoting healthy attitudes towards mental health in the tech sector.