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Nancy Douyon      

Founder & Chairwoman of Douyon Signature; Former International User Experience Researcher at Uber

Nancy Douyon is a technology executive, an international speaker, and entrepreneur. As CEO of Douyon Signature, a global user experience (“UX”) consultancy, she guides business executives to implement inclusive strategic solutions for technology and consumer companies.

Coined a Global Design Ethicist & Product Philosopher, Douyon empowers leading Fortune 500 companies to embrace responsible innovation and create accessible, equitable, and inclusive products and services. Non-confidential clients include Netflix, LVMH, Cisco, Uber, Stripe, Spotify, Colgate and Mars among others.

Prior to her entrepreneurial journey Douyon spent two decades in the tech industry helping leading companies like Google, IBM, Intel and Uber incorporate human experience in their product design. She led the UX initiative for Google FI Mobile where she received the Global Business Platinum Award in recognition of her strategic and long-term impact to Google’s culture at the global level. At Facebook, Douyon has an advisory role for responsible innovation.

Douyon’s current work is focused on building an enterprise software platform for inclusive and universal design. The goal of this platform is to help business units avoid unintended product harms to individuals, communities, and society with consequence scanning, foresight modeling, stakeholder immersions, and more.

Douyon’s ability to influence and actualize change - shifting enterprise and workplace culture - has been recognized by top companies around the globe and her mission is to help corporations, governments, institutions and their leaders do the same.

In addition to her work with clients, Douyon is a highly rated speaker and has spoken at the White House and at the top universities, institutions and corporations around the globe on issues like global usability and designing accountability into their product and workplace goals. Douyon also leads the Bay Area Blacks in Tech group (BayBIT), a growing organization of over 3000 Black technology professionals.

Douyon holds a M.A. in human-computer interaction and human-factors engineering from the University of Michigan.

A Haitian American immigrant, Douyon currently resides in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Speech Topics

Equity & inclusion in User Experience (UX)

  • Cultural humility
  • Leverage privilege with awareness
  • Create opportunity through access

Inclusivity with Research

  • Discover pattern and trends w/ research
  • Scale radius of influence with research
  • Use research insights to address challenges facing global users

Humanizing design Cultural humility

  • Design as equality vs equity
  • Nobility complex
  • Haitian perspective
  • How to be an ally in the work you do

The ROI of Empathy

  • Deliver value beyond empathy
  • Culture-market fit and context
  • Promoting User Experience(UX) work with product managers and engineers

Compete Trends, Inclusive Design

  • What I learned about inclusive design at Google, Uber, Intel, and X
  • Inclusive design dreams & disasters
  • Uber - Global design
  • Google Fi project work
  • Microsoft Tay bot


Celebrating Bay Area Black Engineers
It’s easy to take modern conveniences like light bulbs, airplanes and smartphones for granted. But we didn’t always have these luxuries. From Lewis Latimer, who improved on the original light bulb, to Gerald A. Lawson, who brought us the first home gaming console, black engineers have been solving problems that improve our lives...
Google Hosts 'Black Girls Code' And More For Event Encouraging Careers In Tech For Young Women
This past weekend, Google teamed up with a handful of organizations dedicated to encouraging young women to pursue career opportunities in the fast-growing tech industry as part of their Made with Code initiative...
Google taps Van Jones and Anil Dash to discuss race and ...
“If I'm in a meeting with Bradley, maybe he'll say, 'Nancy why don't you speak on that?,' ” Google UX Research Program Manager Nancy Douyon said. “It's a way ...

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