A tool which poses a set of questions to help you balance your bias, consider the opposite, and embrace a growth mindset. Let’s only momentarily suspend our disbelief at this coming partly from Airbnb, who have played a larger than life role in gentrification disproportionately affecting marginalised & vulnerable communities.
Airbnb Design & News Deeply
An excellent talk by Antionette Carroll, founder, president, and CEO of Creative Reaction Lab, who believes that if inequality is by design, then it can be re-designed by us. In this talk, she offers a framework for prioritizing equal outcomes over equal access to change the mindset of the industry.
A short talk by Ruben Pater, author of The Politics of Design.
A practical tool for inclusive design. They’ll deal you two random cards, a person and a trait and you need to work out how to meet their needs. The cards can be used to test a product at any stage in development.
Volume 10 of The Journal of the Design Studies Forum features articles on the decolonisation of design.
Non-profit research platform working through texts, workshops, and exhibitions to examine the complicity of design in the reproduction of oppressive systems, while also tell long-silenced stories.
The Design Census was an open and collaborative resource for understanding the complex economic, social, and cultural factors shaping the design practice today in the United States. The website is no longer live, but the findings were explored in a number of articles available here.
AIGA Eye on Design
AIGA Eye on Design’s wealth of articles on the topic of diversity.
An interactive film questioning the role of designer in changing society.
A guide to get you started in building equitable products, services, and content, written by Boyuan Gao and Jahan Mantin of Project Inkblot, with illustrations by Fanny Luor.
Variety of perspectives on decolonizing, queering, colorizing and opening up design, from The Walker Art Center Magazine.
Harvard’s Implicit Bias Test taps into our intrinsic beliefs and views, helping you to address areas where you might hold implicit biases.
Access to a stylistically expansive range of Black and Brown voices in poetry, visual art, critical thought and design. The library’s focus is education, knowledge production, creative inspiration and skill development through works by artists, designers, historians, and activists from around the world.
Tatiana’s guides for white men and white women on being anti-racist.
An in-progress, collaborative Google Doc project. This reader is an attempt to gather materials to begin the process of expanding and making design more inclusive.
Polymath Georgina Johnson has pulled together a collection of essays, think pieces and conversations, gathering some of the most formidable voices across the creative and fashion industries, to address the crucial questions of creative, social and environmental sustainability. You can read more in an interview with Georgina on Riposte here︎︎︎
This article explores the systemic problems of racism and diversity in the creative industries, in light of revelations from former employees at Everpress, Salem X and Futurecity. Essential read.
This book and blog explores the cultural and political context of the typography, colours, photography, symbols, and information graphics that we use every day, as well as the responsibility of the designer and image maker.
An incredibly helpful structure to use for tougher discussions in the workplace and community.
An initiative and platform for Black designers. Connecting designers, educators, and creative leaders to host a dialogue about change, both in and out of the design industry. The innaugural conference took place on June 27, 2020 with seventeen amazing speakers and over 10,000 attendees. Celebrating Black voices in design and addressing pressing issues in the design industry, you can watch the recorded talks here︎︎︎