A work in progress.
I know first hand the importance of creating spaces that acknowledge and actively fight against discrimination on the basis of race, sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnicity, disability and religion (or lack thereof).
I acknowledge the existence of racism, discrimination and bias in our society and how our systems are built to the detriment of people of color, minority ethnic and diverse sexual and gender identities among others.
I am commited to be an agent for change in my practice, community and society, and I am in the process of understanding what that means and how best I can be a part of the change.
- I commit to educate myself on how best I can serve misrepresented and underrepresented communities through my work.
- I commit to working and building projects with people from these communities, in an effort to include all perspectives.
- I commit to seek out people within these communities to be contributors, clients, interns and collaborators in my projects.
- I commit to amplifying the voices of those who have been misrepresented or underrepresented in my industry.
Design For Diversity
Not for people, with people.
People tend to think of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) efforts in terms of workshops, hiring and employee resources. These efforts are all incredibly important. In my current position as a one-person show, I want to take on diversity, equity and inclusion with my actions; specifically with my approach to creating products, services and content.
I use Project Inkblot’s D4D Framework as my starting point in this journey, sharing in in their language and terminology and following their critical thinking questions as I approach all my projects both personal and professional.
Core question #1
What’s the worst-case scenario, and on whom?
Core question #2
How do the identities within your team influence and impact your design decisions?
Core question #3
Who might you be excluding?
Core question #4
How will you engage the people you want to reach within your design process, equitably?
Core question #5
Is the ongoing process of improving your product/service informed by The Source?