Pushing for More Inclusive Foundations
Our work toward making our products and experiences more inclusive can’t just be considered at the end of the design process; it’s foundational. As designers, we’re well-positioned to push for positive change, but it’s not always easy.
I’ll speak about my experience creating a non-binary persona for a Fortune 500 technology company, from initial ideation and development through high-stakes deliverables. When we build inclusive foundations, we empower ourselves and others to build inclusive experiences and products.
- Inclusivity can’t be an afterthought, it has to come from the ground up
- As designers we’re well-placed to push for positive change, but it can be scary
- Designing with under-represented people in mind makes them more likely to feel safe in our experiences (and therefore use our products)