A course designed to raise awareness of the impact of digital and help digital designers make more earth-informed decisions.BOOK NOW
The more society moves into the digital realm, the more disassociated we become from a consciousness that our digital behaviours have impacts. We may feel a sense of guilt every time we throw away a piece of single-use plastic, yet we store gigs of data without seeing the connection to the climate crisis.
Every time we download an email, we contribute to global warming. Every time we tweet, do a search, check a webpage, we create pollution. “The Cloud” isn’t in the air, it’s on land in physical buildings packed full of computers hungry for energy. It seems invisible. It seems cheap and free. It’s not. Digital costs the Earth.
Gerry McGovern, the author of World Wide Waste, has designed this course to raise awareness of the impact of digital and help digital designers make more earth-informed decisions. In order for life to continue to thrive, designers must consider not only the user experience (UX) but the earth’s experience and the impacts of what we design.
25€ of each ticket sold will be donated to a not-for-profit working to make lasting environmental change.
16 March 2022
18:00-21:00 AEDT (Sydney/Melbourne)
18 May 2022
11:00-14:00 EST (New York)
In the format of a 3-hour, interactive workshop, Gerry will share key insights about digital waste that will stay with you long beyond the course. You will be challenged to examine your own digital behaviours and collect practical tips for making positive changes to your own life and influencing your team and organisation.
A highly regarded speaker, Gerry has spoken about designing simpler digital experiences in more than 40 countries. He has written eight books. His latest is called World Wide Waste: How digital is killing the planet and what to do about it.
The Irish Times has described Gerry as one of five visionaries who have had a major impact on the development of the Web. He has appeared on BBC, CNN and CNBC television, various radio shows, and numerous print media publications. He is the founder of Customer Carewords, a consultancy that implements the Top Tasks framework.