Finding Harmony In Our Different Interests
The Challenge: Designers do not consider interests and identities outside of their own, only considering the largest target user group resulting in the unintended harm and exclusion of underrepresented communities.
What is the activity? Worksheet
What is the Tenet? Interest Convergence
How many people? Band (multiple)
How long does it take? 1 hour each
When should we use this tool in the design process?
The place for this is before and after the interview process
What is this Equity Beat?
Prompts designers to incorporate and value diverse perspectives in their design process. Fosters an understanding that the interests of underrepresented communities are only likely to be realized when they align with the interests of those in power.
Why should we use it?
Encourage designers to incorporate equitable considerations into their designs by looking outside themselves and their target audience to engage with diverse and underrepresented communities.
Design teams should gather to find harmony in their taste in genres, as well as the interests of diverse identities.