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Phillip Lim is on a mission to root out hate against Asian Americans

Phillip Lim is on a mission to root out hate against Asian Americans

For months, it’s been hard to watch the news. Every time an elderly Asian person is violently shoved or beaten on the sidewalk, I worry that my mother—a Chinese woman in her 60s—might be next, and I feel helpless. But as I try to distract myself by scrolling through Instagram, I’ve unexpectedly found comfort following fashion designer Phillip Lim, who has spent the last few months advocating relentlessly for the Asian community.

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Sorry, Alexa Is Not a Feminist

An Amazon Echo device donning an apron.

It’s disingenuous to celebrate building “feminism” into a product after giving a robot servant a woman’s voice.By Ian Bogost

If you ask Alexa, the voice-assistant software in Amazon Echo devices, if it’s a feminist, it will respond in the affirmative. “I am a feminist. As is anyone who believes in bridging the inequality between men and women in society,” it continues. At Quartz, Leah Fessler recently noted that it’s a vast improvement over just a year ago, when Alexa would take abuse like “you’re a bitch” or “you’re a slut” in stride. “Well, thanks for the feedback,” the robot used to say. Now, it disengages instead, saying something like, “I’m not going to respond to that.”

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The Promise of Universal Design in Designing Anti-Bias, Anti-Racist Learning Experiences — Blog | The Educator Collaborative Community

post by Shawna Coppola, The Educator Collaborative member The Promise of Universal Design in Designing Anti-Bias, Anti-Racist Learning Experiences Last April I hit a milestone age. Actually, every age over 25 is a “milestone age” for me, considering the fact that I still feel like twelve year-old/seventeen year-old/twenty two year-old Shawna on the inside (depending […]

The Promise of Universal Design in Designing Anti-Bias, Anti-Racist Learning Experiences — Blog | The Educator Collaborative Community

Designing the First Humanitarian Futures Exhibition — Carlos Alvarez

Overview ‘The Future Is Now’ is an exhibition that comprises of multiple artefacts and scenarios that speculated on what humanitarian operations could look like in 2030. The IFRC Solferino Academy and Open Lab at Newcastle University collaborated with an array of design agencies and curators to bring this exhibition to life. This exhibition is the result of extensive horizon […]

Designing the First Humanitarian Futures Exhibition — Carlos Alvarez

Designers as political changemakers — Service Innovation & Design

What are the commonly stated wicked problems and what can we do about them? A common denominator for the so-called wicked problems is that they all have complex connections to multiple sectors of human societies and they cannot be solved easily, if at all. Wicked problem can also be a problem whose complexity means that […]

Designers as political changemakers — Service Innovation & Design

Professional code of conduct for designers

The International Council of Design has just released the latest and greatly enhanced version of their professional code of conduct for #designers.

Are you a designer? read, abide by, keep it always in mind.

Are you a c-suite executive, hr #manager, #entrepreneur, somehow connected to or hiring design services?

Get to know it too, and understand what standards should be expected and required from committed design professionals.

According to @theicod the code of conduct is an “aspirational document” that should serve as a standard and reference not only to practitioners, but also to professional associations and educational institutions.

Moreover, it “firmly positions design as a profession, focusing on #ethical issues and the overarching responsibility of designers to humanity.”

⏩⏩Download the pdf document here: https://bit.ly/ICoCPC

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