Magnify Workshop: Ordinary moments that shape inclusive workplaces
Why is creating a more just, equitable, and inclusive tech industry so difficult? The short answer: there is no silver bullet for inclusion! The reality of designing experiences is that they are shaped by many individuals who make countless seemingly inconsequential decisions that shape a result.
In this workshop, we will explore how we can harness unremarkable moments to expand inclusion, create empathy, combat bias, and what happens when we let them slip by. In this interactive discussion, we will explore core concepts of inclusive design, learn from each other’s experiences by mapping moments we have to include/exclude in our daily work, and begin to operationalize solutions to address exclusion. Whether you’re new to inclusive design or a seasoned pro, this session will give you the opportunity to have candid and practical conversations with other professionals about how to minimize moments of exclusion in the tech industry.
Please note this is an interactive session and that it will not be recorded to ensure we create a safe environment for participation.
Nicole Coumes, Senior User Experience Designer, Forum One
Nicole works with clients to define problems and understand their user needs to create elegant and impactful solutions. She is passionate about creating inclusive, accessible, experiences for citizens and believes inclusivity and empathy are key to create meaningful experiences for all. Nicole earned her B.F.A. in Visual Communication Design and her Art History Minor from the University of Hartford. She has experience consulting on design solutions for federal and state government clients. In her free time, she volunteers with AIGA and DotGov Design, advocating for good design in government and facilitating the exchange of knowledge within the civ tech community.