In order to have Inclusive Design, we must first be diligent about how inclusivity and representation show up in our research, insights, teams and organizations. Embedding inclusion in the craft & culture produces impactful insights to inform designs and create even better product experiences. In this dynamic talk, Renee will share information and actionable recommendations on the roles & responsibilities researchers, designers and organizations play to ensure inclusive practices and outcomes.
Renee Reid is a Manager of UX Design Research and has led both human-centered design research projects across Consumer and Enterprise products including Search and Discovery, Trust & Privacy and Identity. She currently leads a team of researchers on Enterprise Marketing solutions at LinkedIn.
A sought-after dynamic international speaker, moderator, & panelist, Renee has spoken & conducting workshops on a range of engaging topics including, Responsible & Inclusive Design, Research as a Partner not just a Practice, Pivoting into UX, Finding Success & Leading as an Individual Contributor, Research Investigating no Validating, Putting the Human first in User Research, Planting your Success and more. Her professional passions include inspiring & discovering the next generation of Design Researchers as well as helping more underrepresented individuals become leaders in UX & Design.
A proud Historically Black College and University (HBCU) alumna from Savannah State University in Savannah, Georgia; Renee also received her Master’s in Human-Computer Interaction and Design from the University of California, Irvine.
When she is not conducting research, or speaking at an event, you can also find Renee mentoring students & professionals, teaching head wrap classes, she is an investor & advisor to startups, and an active Board Member with 2 non-profits in the California Bay Area; Opportunity Junction and Inneract Project.
Always adorned in one of her many signature headwraps, in 2020 Renee launched her popular podcast, Tech Wrap Queen (available on Spotify & across podcast platforms) helping to amplify black voices in Tech, Design
and Culture through dynamic conversations that inform and inspire.