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Race in the Field: Navigating User Research as Designers of Color
January 29 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EST
This panel brings together POC designers to speak about how their racial background influences their user research approach.
As POC design researchers, how do we navigate racist participants and field sites? How do we manage second-hand trauma and survivor’s guilt when doing work within our own communities? How do we position ourselves in organizations as advocates for racially diverse users? What do we see as the future of user research and design leadership?
You’ll leave with ideas for how to thoughtfully craft your research practices around race and how to better support your POC colleagues in and out of the field. Speakers include:
- Mithula Naik, Head of Design Research at the Canadian Digital Service
- Dr. Chelsea Johnson, Senior UX Researcher at LinkedIn and Author of IntersectionAllies: We Make Room for All
- Jazmyn Latimer, Service Design Director at Code for America
- Sarah Fathallah, Independent Social Designer
This event is open to designers of all backgrounds.