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Pi People #22: design for belonging, create a community

May 19, 2021

Online event

This event has now ended. To join our inclusive design community and hear about our first meetup, please sign up below.

Design for belonging

As designers, we’re taught good design is about designing for a specific user. Now we’re realising that might not be the most inclusive way.

But designing for everyone doesn’t mean making everything look the same. We believe that building something that makes people feel like they belong is about creating a sense of community.

So that’s exactly what we’re doing. Join us on our journey to understanding how to design for belonging by listening to some awesome experts on the subject. Then we’ll get a bit interactive so you can help us shape our new inclusive design meetup and community.

Speakers

  • Taz Latif

    Educator, Changemaker and Community Builder

    Taz is an educator, changemaker and creator of communities including our friends Muslamic Makers. She’ll share her stories of what’s worked and hasn’t worked when buliding an inclusive community.

  • Helen Ledwick

    Podcast Creator and Journalist

    Helen Ledwick is a former BBC Journalist and the creator of the ARIA-nominated and stigma-smashing podcast ‘Why Mums Don’t Jump’. She’ll chat about how she’s built a supportive community and brand around the taboo of prolapse, incontinence and pelvic pain - ‘women’s issues’ which don’t always get the platform or research they deserve.

  • Katie Wyburd

    Client Director, Inclusive Design, Idean UK

    Katie is building our new inclusive design community. She’ll introduce how we’re thinking about designing for belonging at Idean and run a short interactive session to get your input into what a truly inclusive design meetup could look like.

  • Cat Pearson

    Senior Product Designer, Idean UK

    Cat will join Helen to talk about how she created the brand for the ‘Why Mums Don’t Jump’ podcast, contributing to the success of season 2 and helping to grow the community by making a stigma feel accessible and positive.

How it works

We know you’ll probably have been sitting in front of a screen all day, so they’ll be short talks (10 mins), streamed on YouTube - no cameras needed! We’ll be taking questions throughout and will save time for a Q&A session at the end.

If you can’t make the live event, do still sign up and we’ll send you a full recording.

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