Design Thinking for...Building Equitable Teams, Steven Wakabayashi

Design Thinking for...Building Equitable Teams, Steven Wakabayashi

Establishing equity with our creative teams starts with reevaluating our everyday design processes. In this talk, you will learn some of the pitfalls of diversity hiring, why they haven't worked, and ways to create a more equitable design culture that leads to more diverse thinking, innovation, and hires. We'll share some of our QTBIPOC Design organization principles and methods that have guided us in building a thriving and diverse creative team. Goals for this session:

-Encourage designers and design leaders to re-examine their ways of approaching diversity in the creative workplace and inspire them to make a radical shift in how they approach their everyday work.

-Learn tactical solutions designers and design leaders can apply in their internal reviews, meetings, design critiques, and design delivery that shifts away from perfectionism and metric-driven processes to a more mindful, equitable, and innovative model.

-Feel re-energized to hold safe space for one another that is less judgmental and defensive, and where challenging issues can be discussed without fear of conflict.


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