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UXPH 2018:
Navigating Design Crossroads

  • ic_calendar May 26 (Sat) - 27 (Sun)
  • ic_address The Globe Tower
    Bonifacio Global City
    Taguig, Philippines


UXPH2018 Design Conference is a collaborative conference that showcases the possible applications of Design Thinking in technology, business, health, government, and many other fields. It brings together design professionals, UX practitioners, and design stakeholders of these sectors to participate in a dialogue on how Design Thinking can be applied and how it can benefit The Philippines.

Following from key insights and learning in the highly applauded “UXPH2017: Design for a Better Philippines”, UXPH 2018 will focus on experience reports, challenges, emerging trends, and the context of design with the theme, “UXPH2018: Navigating Design Crossroads”.


User Experience Philippines (UXPH) is a group of UX professionals that organizes events and programs on experience and design. Educating individuals who want to use “Design Thinking” methodology in their respective communities has become a passion over the years, inspiring us to organize events like “Improving User Experiences with Game Aided Learning” and “How to become UX advocates within your organization”. For this year’s conference, we will be focusing on topics that will still cater to the needs of the various sectors in the Philippine society.

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  • We were fortunate to have the former Secretary of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), Dr. Judy Taguiwalo as our keynote speaker who issued a challenge to conference participants to take part in “redesigning” a better nation.
  • There were a total of 13 speakers coming from countries such as: USA, Singapore, Australia, and of course, the Philippines.
  • The presentation formats were: 9 talks, 1 demo, 1 panel discussion, and 4 workshops.
  • A total of 241 participants attended the conference coming from all over Metro Manila, Cebu, and other major cities in the country.
  • The following sectors were represented: students, IT, government, education, healthcare, telecommunication providers, and the vibrant startup community.
  • There were 2 government agencies that participated in the workshops: Department of Social Welfare & Development and the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process.