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SOUPS 2019 Workshop Designing for the Extremes of Risk

The USABLE Project team will host a workshop at SOUPS 2019! This workshop will cover how to adapt UX design and user feedback collection techniques when working with high-risk communities, through an overview of the different marginalized groups and their needs that the USABLE.
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USABLE at IFF 2019

The USABLE team attended the 2019 Internet Freedom Festival in Valencia, Spain. During the week, the team connected with digital security trainers, open source tool teams, and user-experience (UX) experts to discuss past, current, and future USABLE work.
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The USABLE team attended ILGA World 2019, a bi-annual convening of LGBTQIA advocates and funders from all over the globe. Attending this conference allowed the USABLE team to meet with LGBTQI users, discuss the tools that are currently being used in the field, and better understand the threats that this particular community is facing in different parts of the world.
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USABLE at RightsCon 2018

The USABLE team led two sessions at RightsCon 2018 in Toronto. The first of these sessions, entitled, “Making the Tech USABLE – how to gather and share user feedback from our digital security trainings,” was co-facilitated with Defend Defenders, one of our partners in East Africa, and a trainer from the East Africa UX Workshop.
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UXForum 2018: Dublin, Ireland

The second UXForum took place in Dublin, Ireland in July 2018. The event brought together human rights defenders, digital security trainers, design experts, and software developers to discuss how to capture and integrate user feedback from high-risk communities on digital security tools, and make those tools stronger and more effective as a result.