Design for Dystopia
Krystal Persaud | Founder | Grouphug
The world has all the chairs and lamps it needs. As a product designer, Krystal Persaud knows it’s sacrilegious not to drool every time she sees a high-end chair or lamp, but she’s sick of them. If there was a lengthy list of problems society faces, “expensive, new methods of sitting” would not be at the top. While she can’t decide what products should be made, she consciously puts her skills towards developing ideas she feels passionate about and encourages others to do the same. In this talk, Persaud will discuss her zigzag journey in design and how she helped build the educational tech company, littleBits. She’ll also share her latest adventure, Grouphug, a tech company creating sustainable products that make you smile.