Traveling is often uncomfortable. Taking the subway in a new city, navigating airports, the anxieties of flying and sharing a ride with strangers to save money. Getting from point A to B can be overwhelming for everyone. But for women and minorities in particular, these already tense situations can be infinitely worse. This panel will focus on the challenges that vulnerable passengers face while navigating rideshare, public transit, and air travel. It will explore how we’re using design to tackle these issues as we inch toward the age of autonomy. How can we eradicate fears of traveling alone? How can we consider the different social contexts of safety and their unique requirements? How can we build trust and empathy into news experiences? These are just a few of the topics our experts will explore.
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