Eriol Fox

Bristol UK


Eriol has been working as a Designer for 10 years working in for-profits and then moving into NGO’s and open source software organisations, working on complex problems like sustainable food systems, peacebuilding and crisis response technology. Eriol now contracts at various open source and tech projects including most recently the Open Food Network. They are also part of the core teams at Open Source Design ( and Human Rights Centred Design working group ( and Sustain UX & Design working group ( Eriol is a part-time funded PhD researcher at Newcastle University’s Open Lab looking at how designers participate in humanitarian focussed open source software projects.

Eriol is a non-binary, queer person who uses they/them pronouns.

My Talks

Can we build and maintain Open source design systems for Open source software?

Design contributions to OSS: Learnings from the Open Design workshops project

Designing tech tools for crisis & natural disaster relief in developed and developing countries

Diverse representations in design and awkward conversations with colleagues

Documentation for designers and designers making documentation

Does experiencing and understanding abuse and trauma make me a good user experience designer?

From Fine Art to UX design: What designer can learn from an art practice

Open Source Design Contributions for your OSS project

Open Source Design Panel

Using your design skills for good with Humanitarian open source

UX research and Ethnographic design for humanitarian technology