Designing for Google’s COVID response … and more! (IN PERSON & VIRTUAL)

Google responds to crises around the world daily — so how did the team bring years of experimentation and research to design public-facing tools for the biggest crisis of our lifetimes, COVID-19?

Google Social Search Lead UX designer Liora Yuklea will share her team’s work on efforts to fight misinformation with the high-traffic Covid Organized Search Results Page.

Plus, get to know the UX designers and researchers newly working on Google Chrome, News, and Search in our DC office.

You'll learn about Google Design's culture and processes and how they differ from product to product. We’ll discuss the common thread that unites our work: designing responsibly at scale for a global audience. We’ll also share some best practices for collaborating across time zones and how we're adapting to hybrid work.

** This event has two ways to participate: in-person attendance or via YouTube livestream. You will indicate the way you plan to participate when selecting your ticket type.

In-person attendees: As you enjoy a pastry and coffee, you will have plenty of time for conversation, questions, and networking. Please arrive early to settle in; doors will open at 8:30 am.

This event was put together in partnership with Google.

In-person safety guidance

In-person attendance will be at Google’s DC office, for those who select an In-Person Add-On with their ticket:

25 Massachusetts Ave NW, 9th floor, “The White Space”

We recommend that attendees wear masks when not eating or drinking. All in-person attendees must provide proof of vaccination at the reception desk before being admitted.

Please arrive early to settle in. Doors open at 8:30 am.

COVID-19 is hard to predict: What happens if in-person events need to be canceled?

When possible, in-person events will be moved to a virtual platform and a refund should not be expected. If an event is canceled in its entirety, a refund will be issued. In either scenario you will be notified immediately.

How to prepare

  • All in-person attendees must provide proof of vaccination and collect a badge at the reception desk before being admitted. We recommend that attendees wear masks when not eating or drinking.
  • Coffee and pastries will be provided at the in-person event. Please plan to arrive early to settle in.

Virtual platform

For those who do not purchase an In-Person Attendance Add-On, the event will be streamed via YouTube:

  • In order to participate fully, plan to join via the YouTube app on a computer, tablet, or mobile device with enough bandwidth to support viewing video.
  • This event will be recorded unless technical issues occur. The recordings will be shared in the AIGA DC recordings archive for AIGA members to rewatch or catch up on at a later date. If you’re not an AIGA Member, you can register for a membership on the AIGA Membership website.
  • Questions for the speaker can be asked live during the event through the chat (virtually) or by raising your hand (in-person) during the Q&A portion of the event.

You can find more about joining our virtual events, including how to connect, directions to troubleshoot, and information about our refund policy in our FAQ.

Accessibility and accommodations

  • The virtual streaming of this event will have real time CART (live captioning) services and transcriptions provided by Verbit.
  • A sign language interpreter will not be present unless requested. If requested, we will do our best to employ a sign language interpreter for the event.
  • The in-person venue is ADA accessible. Participants will enter through the lobby and ride an elevator to the event space.
  • Accessible and gender-neutral bathrooms are available at the in-person location.

If you need any additional accommodations, please contact us using a method that works best for you:

We honor your privacy. No identifying information like your name is required to request an accommodation, and all details will be deleted once completed.

You can learn more about how we’re making DC Design Week an accessible experience by visiting our accessibility statement.

Code of conduct

All AIGA DC events adhere to our Code of Conduct.

About DC Design Week

Built and run by 100% volunteer power, DC Design Week is an annual celebration of our community — hosted by AIGA DC. Ten percent of all revenue from DCDW events and all profit this year go toward the Design Continuum Fund (DCF) scholarship fund. We believe in fostering the next generation of designers by helping local, design-minded and underrepresented students as they pursue their education. Interested in becoming a member? To gain early access to our most exclusive events and year-long discounts, sign up to become a member today!

When & Where
Tue, Oct 18, 2022 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM EDT