- June 25th
- 12:00 - 1:00 PM
cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances
Conversations about diversity, equity, and inclusion don’t happen often enough but, when they do, participants return to a world experiencing the same issues. How can we leverage the power of design and perspectives of a diverse range of designers to actually prototype solutions to the diversity, equity, and inclusion issues that workplaces in San Francisco and beyond face?
Matt Scott, the global community manager and storyteller of NASA’s International Space Apps Challenge, the world’s largest global hackathon with 30,000 participants in 225 cities and 75 countries in 2019, will team up with designers who deeply value diversity and inclusion to present a handful of challenges for SFDW problem-solvers to work on. We’re welcoming designers and non-designers of all walks of life, from experience designers to service designers, platform designers to product designers, to use their skills and team up with others to use brainstorm, work in small teams, and pitch their solution to a panel of expert designer judges. Technical expertise is not necessary, but an open, creative mind is.
Focus areas of the Diversity x Design Virtual Hackathon may include: – the designer pipeline,
– creating safe spaces for designers.
– diversity and inclusion initiatives in companies.
– belonging and support.
Team may explore identity, familiarity, bias, perception, and the untapped potential of the voices that often go unheard in design, and discuss ways to tap into that brilliance and integrate it for more effective, more inclusive design outcomes.
How does the world change when we switch out the lens it’s built through?
How do technologies, communities, platforms, and experiences look different?
How are the end products different?
Are they more impactful?
Design is about creating solutions for people, but those people aren’t always in the room. Enter the Diversity x Design Virtual Hackathon.