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Bias Mitigation Practices for Design Researchers by ‍Lucy Flores (Studio Magic Hour)

Workshop

1 hr 30 mins

As design researchers, we all come to our work with biases shaped by our many identities, experiences, and points of view. This workshop will dispel the persistent myth that researchers are neutral parties and will introduce mindsets and practices for bias mitigation.

Date and time:

Thursday, 9 November - 17:30-19:00 GMT, 12:30-14:00 EST, 9:30-11:00 PST

Intended audience: 
  • Students or beginners to inclusive design
  • Some experience in inclusive design, but still learning

Registration opens: 9 October

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Date and time:

Thursday, 9 November - 17:30-19:00 GMT, 12:30-14:00 EST, 9:30-11:00 PST

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Are you a design researcher eager to put your equity values into practice but aren’t sure where to start? Join us for this introductory workshop on bias mitigation approaches, a session grounded in joy and care, and specifically designed for beginner and intermediate researchers who are committed to growing in their equity practice. We will consider how bias can show up in our work as design researchers; introduce tools for recognizing and reflecting on individual positionality in relation to the research topic; explore ways teams can collaboratively air out and investigate assumptions; and discuss what it means to consider history and context of the research topic from multiple perspectives.

Lucy is smiling in front of a white backdrop in this portrait photo. Her dark brown hair is pulled back in a ponytail, and she is wearing a copper jumpsuit, gold hoop earrings, and a nose ring.

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Are you a design researcher eager to put your equity values into practice but aren’t sure where to start? Join us for this introductory workshop on bias mitigation approaches, a session grounded in joy and care, and specifically designed for beginner and intermediate researchers who are committed to growing in their equity practice. We will consider how bias can show up in our work as design researchers; introduce tools for recognizing and reflecting on individual positionality in relation to the research topic; explore ways teams can collaboratively air out and investigate assumptions; and discuss what it means to consider history and context of the research topic from multiple perspectives.

Lucy Flores (she/her)

Lucy Flores (she/her) is a design strategist dedicated to co-creating a more equitable and joyful food system. She is the founder of Studio Magic Hour, a collaborative design studio working to advance equity in the food system, and a former Equitable Design Fellow at Hopelab. Previously, she helped launch and led innovation initiatives at FoodCorps, a national non-profit that partners with schools and communities to nourish kids’ health, education, and sense of belonging. She is a member of the Design Justice Network, Equity Army, and AIGA.

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