Designing for Dyslexia

Filmed on November 14, 2019 in San Francisco

Laurel Beyers of Nyansa at our "Designing for Access" series.

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Laurel Beyers

Principal Product Designer at Nyansa

Laurel is a product designer who values honesty and vulnerability in all facets of her life and career. Learning to combat Dyslexia from a young age, she aims to spread awareness of the condition and how it's affected by digital products. This topic is one of many that she is passionate about exploring when speaking; along with personal growth, UX/UI, leadership, and the realities of working in design. Her goal is to help designers gain the confidence, critical thinking and know-how one needs in the field to excel and truly help others. Laurel most recently spoke at VioletHacks about the design process and at Citrix about pedigree bias.

Five years into her career, Laurel is the Principal Product Designer at Nyansa driving user-centered design practices; before that, she was a designer at ZURB. Her journey through theater arts, graphic/UX design, and Dyslexia has given her a unique perspective in the field, that she utilizes at work and when speaking. She is actively involved in the design community through mentoring and co-organizing the Day One Design group and the UXSouthBay meetup. Laurel excels in crafting meaningful experiences and uniting people to grow, empathize and be open together.