Events

Design Jam + Workshop for Social Good

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How can we apply human-centered design to reduce inequity and enhance social good?

Design Jam + Workshop for Social Good
April 8–12, 2021

Virtual workshop
Students will receive login instructions via email

If 2020 has highlighted anything, it is that the need for social change in America is an urgent matter. After a year of heightened widespread social inequities, it is clear that our society and systems have major imperfections. During a time of social unrest, what can future human-centered designers do to imagine a future we would like to see?

In the Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering, we celebrate diversity, and support and acknowledge challenges that people from traditionally underrepresented populations have faced. In the Design Jam + Workshop for Social Good, we will design to support social problems faced by members of the LGBTQI+A, Able/Disable, Underrepresented Minority, Womxn, and International communities by partnering with members of our Student Resource Groups

For this multi-day event, we ask: how can HCDE students apply human-centered design to reduce inequity and enhance social good? This will be the inquiry at the heart of HCDE's Design Jam + Workshop for Social Good, which will take place in 1-2 hour increments between April 8 - 12, 2021.

This workshop will be facilitated by a Senior UX professional from Boeing. Judges will be experts from HCDE and the community. Prizes include private meetings with top-level DE&I experts in industry roles.

WORKSHOP FACILITATOR

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Liz Juhnke
Principal Experience Designer & Boeing Associate Technical Fellow

 

Event registration

This event is open to HCDE students only. Information about how to participate will be sent via HCDE email listservs and posted to the HCDE Slack channel. In the meantime, students can begin thinking about forming 3-4 person teams.