Does the design process incorporate JEDI practices?
Does the design process for your product or service incorporate Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) principles? For instance, how do we merge the consciousness of racial equity work with the methodology of design thinking? How can you incorporate these principles into your own design practice?
We should also think about privilege in terms of access to web technology. As digital professionals, we are generally privileged to have fast internet connections and powerful devices. This can lead us to design for our own privilege. When we shift our perspective to design for the least privileged users who have slow connections and more basic devices, we not only create more accessible and equitable digital experiences, we also create more efficient experiences that use less data and less processing energy.
- Read 6 Ways You Can Make Your Design More Inclusive and Equitable
- Read Racism and Inequity Are Products of Design. They Can be Redesigned
- Read Designing web services for people living in data poverty