Equity by Design

What is this?
The way we conduct research and create solutions has the potential to exclude or ostracize the very people we aim to help. This article introduces practices “that organizations, teams, and individuals can use to mitigate the impact of racism and inequity in design practices.”

 

When should I use this?
When you’ve learned the basics of design thinking and want to understand the role of power, race, and privilege in the process. It would make a good discussion reading for a team starting a policy design process. 

 

More about this...
This article makes the case that “racism and inequity are products of design” and the design process needs to be more inclusive to produce equitable products, services, and policies. Most helpful are the design principles it puts forward and methods it describes, such as equity pauses.