In this interactive workshop, Dr Lesley-Ann Noel will introduce you to critical theory. By using the Designer's Critical Alphabet, you will reflect on your design process. You will use the reflection points on each card to help understand your work through various critical, inclusive lenses. Together with other participants, you will co-create your own critical alphabet, based on the realities of the work that you do. Finally, you will create individual and collective action plans and manifestoes, and move your design research and practice towards a more inclusive practice.
The workshop will take place live via Zoom. Remote collaboration will take place in Mural. No previous experience in Mural is needed, however connection via a laptop is recommended.
The total workload is 3 hours. Participants should commit to reflection or post-workshop activities.
This workshop is worth 3 SDC study points.
Participatory design, design research, design thinking, ethics
Lesley-Ann Noel (Trinidad and Tobago) is Associate Director for Design Thinking for Social Impact and Professor of Practice at the Taylor Center for Social Innovation and Design Thinking at Tulane University, Louisiana. She teaches design thinking courses for the Social Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship Minor.
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