To effectively create products that serve diverse users, you need a diverse workplace full of designers who bring different perceptions, experiences, and influences to the table. We asked a handful of pros ‘how can designers support diversity in their organizations?’ Here’s what they had to say.
Unconscious Bias in The Workplace: IDEO.org’s Rafael Sergio Smith Talks Design Solutions to Promote Diversity
Rafael Sergio Smith is the design lead at IDEO.org, IDEO’s non-profit arm aiming at tackling challenges related to poverty around the world. He’s done a lot of research into what he calls widespread unconscious bias in hiring practices, and is a firm believer that technology and design is the answer.
Tips for Communicating Effectively with Clients Who Don’t ‘Speak Design’ from Filament Creative’s Matt Hryhorsky
What’s the best way to communicate with clients who don’t have an understanding of design? Matt Hryhorsky, the Design Director at Filament Creative has some tips.
UX designer and author Shane Mielke is at the top of his game, but it hasn’t always been easy for him to find balance. We asked Shane to share some practical tips he discovered for making sure your professional life doesn’t destroy your personal one.
Whether you’re an experienced designer or just starting out in UX, the need to find a community to learn from and lean on is a crucial part of building a successful career. That’s one of the reasons Michael Wong started The Designership.