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SXSW 2018

Designing for equity: promoting mindful methods

While Design aims to improve outcomes, it can also yield unintended consequences that reinforce health and social inequities. Designers in any field must identify potential repercussions and their root causes in order to create ethical and equitable products and services.
In this conversational session we will explore the social determinants that shape how we work, live, and grow, and discuss methods for building a mindful design practice that aims for equitable outcomes.

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Takeaways

  1. What are the factors that reinforce social inequity?
  2. In what ways are designers uniquely positioned to address the impact of products and services?
  3. How can designers identify the potential social impact of their projects and champion equitable solutions?

Speakers

  • Livia Veneziano, Service & Interaction Design Lead, FJORD

Organizer

Livia Veneziano, Service & Interaction Design Lead, Fjord

Meta Information:

  • Event: SXSW
  • Format: Solo
  • Track: Social Impact
  • Track 2
  • Level: Intermediate
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