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A new digital divide separates the tech-savvy users from those who struggle to navigate digital tools, can’t buy premium services, or don’t understand technical jargon.

Our digital lives are made up of complex sets of apps, sites, and systems. Those who cannot effectively navigate this digital world are adversely affected in real-life ways.

The solution is to create new approaches and tools to drive experience equity customized for the individual.

A new digital divide separates the tech-savvy users from those who struggle to navigate digital tools, can’t buy premium services, or don’t understand technical jargon.

Our digital lives are made up of complex sets of apps, sites, and systems. Those who cannot effectively navigate this digital world are adversely affected in real-life ways.

The solution is to create new approaches and tools to drive experience equity customized for the individual.

4.4M

This problem impacts students in lower income households, where an estimated 4.4 million schoolchildren are only able to navigate digital education tools using mobile phones.

75M

75 million people in the US are over 60 years old and will increase by 2030 when 1 out of 5 Americans will be of retirement age.

79.5M

Of the 79.5 million forcibly displaced people reported by the UN, individuals in 47 countries are relying on mobile phones to access essential humanitarian, financial and healthcare services

4.4M

This problem impacts students in lower income households, where an estimated 4.4 million schoolchildren are only able to navigate digital education tools using mobile phones.

75M

75 million people in the US are over 60 years old and will increase by 2030 when 1 out of 5 Americans will be of retirement age.

79.5M

Of the 79.5 million forcibly displaced people reported by the UN, individuals in 47 countries are relying on mobile phones to access essential humanitarian, financial and healthcare services

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Vision


We’re creating a world where every single person has fair and equitable access to technology through personalized digital experiences that adapt to their individual needs. The path to this reality is being paved by new approaches to design and automation.

Mission



We build equity into digital experiences through tools and standards that lay the foundation for a more empowered future.

Vision


We’re creating a world where every single person has fair and equitable access to technology through personalized digital experiences that adapt to their individual needs. The path to this reality is being paved by new approaches to design and automation.

Mission



We build equity into digital experiences through tools and standards that lay the foundation for a more empowered future.

We are a standards-driven organization modeled after open-source software foundations, providing common frameworks, tools and technologies for designers and experience creators.

By becoming a member, you'll be part of a community that supports and nurtures the use of technology and design to solve social problems.

join@experiencefutures.org

We are a standards-driven organization modeled after open-source software foundations, providing common frameworks, tools and technologies for designers and experience creators.

By becoming a member, you'll be part of a community that supports and nurtures the use of technology and design to solve social problems.

join@experiencefutures.org

Our roadmap has three core phases:
01.
Tools and certifications for experience equity

Every organization that creates websites, apps, and digital tools has a responsibility to create more equitable experiences online. The goal is to provide tools to help teams design inclusive experiences and certification programs to help organizations earn trust with users.

02.
Experience design transformation and research

This work aims to provide organizations support in redefining experience and design programs, leveraging new technologies and methods to create social impact. Research and analysis of emerging experience tools will allow organizations to plan and manage new investments.

03.
Open source software tools for experience automation

Many organizations are already adopting automation tools to radically simplify the creation of digital experiences and front-end design. An open-source approach for tools and standard APIs will allow for integration between products and platforms across digital ecosystems.

Our roadmap has three core phases:
01.
Tools and certifications for experience equity

Every organization that creates websites, apps, and digital tools has a responsibility to create more equitable experiences online. The goal is to provide tools to help teams design inclusive experiences and certification programs to help organizations earn trust with users.

02.
Experience design transformation and research

This work aims to provide organizations support in redefining experience and design programs, leveraging new technologies and methods to create social impact. Research and analysis of emerging experience tools will allow organizations to plan and manage new investments.

03.
Open source software tools for experience automation

Many organizations are already adopting automation tools to radically simplify the creation of digital experiences and front-end design. An open-source approach for tools and standard APIs will allow for integration between products and platforms across digital ecosystems.

Team

Amit Sen Photo
Amit Sen
Board of directors

Amit is a lawyer focused on human rights, humanitarian issues and ethics. He has worked with the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) since 2007 on promoting the human rights of refugees and stateless people.

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Becky Wang
Board of directors

Becky is a designer, author and entrepreneur; founder of Crossbeat, a creative and innovation consultancy; and chief marketing officer of Esme Learning Solutions.

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Utibe Bassey
Board of directors

Utibe is a customer experience leader who works at the intersection of operations, innovation and design. VP of Customer Experience at Dominion Energy, and a veteran customer operations executive at large enterprises.

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Jim Schachterle
Board of directors

Jim is a designer, creative director and entrepreneur; co-founder and creative director of Grammar; brand and visual design lead for ExperienceFutures.org

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Howard Pyle
Founder / CEO

Howard is founder of Experience Futures and a 20-year design and digital platforms veteran. He was previously SVP of Global Experience Design at MetLife; VP in IBM’s Design Studios; and founder of several startups.

Team

Amit Sen
Amit Sen
Board of directors

Amit is a lawyer focused on human rights, humanitarian issues and ethics. He has worked with the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) since 2007 on promoting the human rights of refugees and stateless people.

Becky Wang
Becky Wang
Board of directors

Becky is a designer, author and entrepreneur; founder of Crossbeat, a creative and innovation consultancy; and chief marketing officer of Esme Learning Solutions.

Utibe Bassey
Utibe Bassey
Board of directors

Utibe is a customer experience leader who works at the intersection of operations, innovation and design. VP of Customer Experience at Dominion Energy, and a veteran customer operations executive at large enterprises.

Jim Schachterele
Jim Schachterle
Board of directors

Jim is a designer, creative director and entrepreneur; co-founder and creative director of Grammar; brand and visual design lead for ExperienceFutures.org

Howard Pyle
Howard Pyle
Founder / CEO

Howard is the founder of Experience Futures and a 20-year design and digital platforms veteran. He was previously SVP of Global Experience Design at MetLife; VP in IBM’s Design Studios; and founder of several startups.

Digital Equity by Design