The Human Rights Centered Design curriculum is an open source curriculum, educational space, and resource that any one can use to improve and center intersectionality, consent, transparency and privacy into their design practice. It was created by Caroline Sinders and Natalie Cadranel. Natalie and Caroline have spent nearly the past decade working in human rights, digital rights, and information design. We have noticed a need in terms of literature, guidance, and support for both human rights defenders and designers in terms of understanding how to use design to make safe applications, research and software, and how to insert privacy, security, and digital rights into a basic design process. Students will ideate and design technology mediated products with these concepts and principles in mind and examine the use of UX and design tools in activism. This workshop will help students explore the ways we can design with (rather than for) the communities we serve.
About the Instructor:
Caroline Sinders is an award winning critical designer, researcher, and artist. She’s the founder of human rights and design lab, Convocation Research +Design. For the past few years, she has been examining the intersections of artificial intelligence, intersectional justice, systems design, harm, and politics in digital conversational spaces and technology platforms. She’s worked with the Tate Exchange at the Tate Modern, the United Nations, the European Commission, Ars Electronica, the Harvard Kennedy School and others. Caroline is currently based between London, UK and New Orleans,USA.