Hudson Harris
Human Centered Design and You: Hack Your Life
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Hudson Harris

​​​​​​​Human Centered Design and You: Hack Your Life

Do you want to be even more awesome than you already are, but it’s impossible to improve upon your existing greatness? Well, you’re right. However, in the off chance you want to learn the black magic of human centered design (HCD) and how to apply it to work, life, love, and future campaigns to destroy your enemies, then this is the talk for you. During this session we will cover the foundations of HCD: inspiration, ideation, and execution. Once this ground work is laid, we will walk through easy sample projects to show how you can improve the design of your software products, mental health, and plans for world domination. Attendees to this talk will leave with a personal sense of being awesome, tools to create meaningful change, and a framework they can apply to any area of their life. The goal of this talk is to empower everyone with the HCD techniques to design a better life, job, or a robot.​​​​​​​


Hudson Harris

Hudson Harris (@mentalstrategy) is a skilled communicator whose success is rooted in his diverse and well-rounded background, his experience with human-centered design, and his ability to connect with others to build a shared understanding and drive change. Hudson’s understanding of data, analytics, and the complexities in crafting solutions in the cloud brings a unique approach to every project.

As a mental health strategist, Hudson spends extensive time with state/local governments, social service agencies, higher education institutions, and investors to help him gain a deep understanding of complex problems and to build novel solutions that span traditional boundaries. Hudson has championed an array of projects including go to market strategy for behavioral health technology, a NIMH Zero Suicide grant, partnership with the Suicide Prevention Resource Center, an award-winning criminal justice pilot with SAP, and an award-winning data anonymization project.

Hudson speaks nationally on the state of mental health, spreading the word about best practices, and how to develop evidence-based tools for everyday use. Over the past year, Hudson has spoken at the Chicago AWS Summit, SAP SAPPHIRE, HIMSS, South by Southwest, and is a frequent guest on tech and healthcare podcasts. Hudson is a licensed California attorney, MBA, MA in International Business, and is accredited by the International Association of Privacy Professionals.