To further explore designing for diversity and inclusion, I participated in OpenIDEO’s Inclusion Challenge, which called people from all over the world to submit ideas that would spark dialogue and foster connections between people of diverse backgrounds. OpenIDEO, a global community working together to design solutions for the world’s biggest challenges, also offered the opportunity for a finalist to work with the OpenIDEO team as a Visual and User Experience Designer on a 3-month contract. I felt this challenge would give me the opportunity to work on high leverage problems, so I participated. I did not receive the position, but I learned a great amount from other participants and received an Honorable Mention recognition.
Interaction Design, Diversity and Inclusion