Design for diversity.
July 23, 2022Accessibility & Inclusion.
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.
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?
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.