User Experience Professionals Association of DC

The Washington DC Chapter of the
User Experience Professionals Association  


Design Against Populism

  • Thursday, August 17, 2017
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Sapient, 1515 N. Courthouse Road, 4th Floor, Arlington, VA 22201, Arlington, VA

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Political populism has become increasingly prevalent in the United States. Join OpenIDEO DC and UXPA DC in an interactive workshop to frame this issue. During this pilot event, we will draft personas, empathy maps and problem statements to lay the groundwork for future solutions and action plans.

The long-term goal is to combat an “us versus them” mentality and encourage more nuanced thinking and open dialogue in our society. If there is interest, we will turn this event into a series. 

What is Populism?

Populism can be applied to any political ideology. For the purposes of this event, we will use Jan-Werner Müller’s definition from his recent book, “What Is Populism?”. From Amazon: “Müller argues that at populism's core is a rejection of pluralism. Populists will always claim that they and they alone represent the people and their true interests. Müller also shows that, contrary to conventional wisdom, populists can govern on the basis of their claim to exclusive moral representation of the people: if populists have enough power, they will end up creating an authoritarian state that excludes all those not considered part of the proper ‘people.’”

Ticket Fee

$10.00, nonrefundable. Please formally register and pay through the UXPA DC Meetup. We do not want to turn anyone away, however so please contact if this fee will cause you personal hardship or if you encounter a personal emergency and cannot attend.

Sponsoring Organizations and Event Host

UXPA DC, OpenIDEO DC, and Sapient Consulting, Public Sector.

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