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POR // Design Practice Reality Check – What my Journey in a Mission Based Organisation Has Taught Me About DEI

Jan 31, 2024

Únete a esta charla relajada e informal que contará sobre un viaje (ojalá revelador) a través de múltiples roles, mientras revisamos los aprendizajes de un diseñador masculino cisgénero, de raza (medio) blanca, en busca de incorporar diversidad y equidad, así como los principios y prácticas de inclusión en nuestro trabajo diario.

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Hector Mejia

Design Manager, Laerdal

Meet Hector, a Colombian design leader with a blend of Interaction Design (MFA, Umeå Institute of Design) and Mechatronics Engineering (BA, Universidad Autónoma de Occidente), education. Currently spearheading the design discipline at Laerdal's Danish office, Hector brings over a decade of industry experience, including a 3-year stint at Laerdal's HQ in Norway. He was promoted to a managerial role in 2022, a position he has held since. A self-declared futurist, Hector focuses on fusing a multi-disciplinary, outcome-driven approach to design. His emphasis? Amplifying design's organizational impact while preserving that all-important human connection in leadership.