Designing for Social Responsibility

Join us on April 21 as we discuss “Designing for Social Responsibility” with Melissa Falconett, Head of Design at Meta.

What does it mean to design socially responsible products and services? How can we ensure our design (and business) decisions don’t do unexpected harm – now or in the future? As we face unprecedented social, economic, cultural and environmental challenges – these questions are more important than ever. Melissa will share the challenges, learnings and insights from her own journey designing for social impact with the aim of inspiring new ways to bring ‘socially minded’ practices into your own work.

Limited Seating

Free for Members
$20 for Non-Members


Melissa Falconett
Head of Design – Social Responsibility, Meta

Melissa is a design leader, practitioner, and educator whose 20 year career has spanned designing products and services for healthcare, e-commerce, energy management, arts, entertainment, education and most recently social platforms. Her education and experience are deeply rooted in human-centered design practices pulling from fields such as engineering, psychology, anthropology and graphic design where the human perspective is considered in all steps of the problem-solving process. 

She has led design initiatives for companies such as Kaiser Permanente, Microsoft, Google, SFMOMA, Hyundai, and Pacific Gas & Electric. She currently serves as Head of Design for Social Responsibility at Facebook where her teams develop systems and services to keep people safe, give people more control over their experience and foster high-quality content. Prior to Facebook, she led design for Collective Health, a platform for delivering a human-centered health benefits experience. Outside of professional work, she occasionally teaches studio courses on UX Design and designing speculative futures and has been a featured speaker at IxDA Conferences, SXSW, IA Summit, and UX Week San Francisco.



Apr 21 2022


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Ivy Tech Room 107
3501 N First Ave, Evansville, IN 47710

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