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Global Inclusion Challenge | Who are you excluding?

A movement that encourages participants to practice inclusion by asking them to think about who they might be excluding.

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The Global Inclusion Challenge is a movement that encourages participants to practice inclusion by asking them to think about who they might be excluding. The web interface runs machine learning algorithms to identify other participants nearby who are working on similar issues and can offer a diverse perspective to lead to innovation.

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http://kennethdesigns.com/

Why do you want to be OpenIDEO's Visual and User Experience Designer?

Upon moving to the Bay Area two years ago, I immersed myself in Stanford d.school coursework where I learned how to tackle complex challenges by using design thinking. I interacted with IDEO designers at the d.school and at IDEO in San Francisco where I was able to build my design thinking mindsets through workshops and challenges. I would like to be a visual and UX designer at IDEO so can co-design with like minded people and infect others with design thinking!

How many years of experience do you have?

  • Between 3 - 5 years of experience

How did you hear about this challenge?

I took the "Design for Inclusion" pop-out class hosted Emma Scripps from IDEO and Ariel Raz from the Stanford d.school. After that class, I came across OpenIDEO and began following the challenges.

What did you learn when developing the deliverables in response to the design brief?

Through developing the deliverables for this challenge, I became more in tune with my contexts to think about who I might be excluding in my designs and/or daily activities. Through the process of learning about inclusion, I began to see it more as an action we can all practice, and not as an outcome or a by-product. Overall, I feel that practicing inclusion with people of diverse perspectives in proximity to our daily activities and routines can lead to more psychological safety and equity.

Evaluation results

12 evaluations so far

1. Does the designer appeal to a global audience?

The designer speaks to diverse audiences - 91.7%

It's hard to tell - 8.3%

The design doesn't appeal to a global audience - 0%

2. After viewing this designer’s deliverables and portfolio you would:

I love it. I’ll share it with my social networks - 50%

It’s ok. I’ll give it a like - 50%

I don’t like it. I’ll close the tab - 0%

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Photo of Luisa Fernanda
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Congratulations on making it to the Honorable Mention List! Check out the full list here: https://challenges.openideo.com/blog/join-the-openideo-team-honorable-mention

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Photo of Kenneth Fernandez
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Thank you for the recognition luisa covaria ! :)

The process was fun and a great learning opportunity. I'm happy to be a part of the OpenIDEO community!

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Photo of FANNIJO DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE
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ALL in your title I could read as
ALL GLOBAL INCLUSION CHALLENGE, OR
GLOBAL ALL INCLUSION CHALLENGE OR
GLOBAL INCLUSION ALL CHALLENGE OR
GLOBAL INCLUSION CHALLENGE ALL



it does make sense



...just me twisting words there though....

ALL good !

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Photo of Esther Yip
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I really like the idea of 'match making' people of related disciplines to work together on a challenge, pulling together various expertise and experience. A suggestion would be to trigger a conversation with a potential member first (perhaps with suggested prompts/ questions) before adding them into the same team, to prevent any awkward situations.

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Photo of Kenneth Fernandez
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Ahh yes! Thanks for your feedback Esther Yip ! In a future iteration, I will definitely have to think about how to prompt participants to have meaningful conversations.

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Photo of FANNIJO DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE
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When participants can actually think of those ....'who they might be excluding'... yes it will work to achieve a broader scope of beneficiaries, so no one will be left out in order to successfully include all.

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FANNIJO DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE Thanks for your thoughts! Yes, part of my goal for this challenge was to talk about inclusion by talking about its counterpart: exclusion. Also, did you notice the the "ALL" in my title? ;)

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Hi Kenneth, interesting perspective.
Who did you left out? whose opinion/experience/insight is missing? You are calling for inclusion in a way that makes me think if I am really taking into consideration all the people that should be involved in a project.

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Ursula Thanks for the feedback Ursula! Yeah, I am trying to get at the self-awareness part. I feel that in order to practice inclusion, one needs to be able to empathize and acknowledge other people who might be excluded.

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Great job Kenneth!

The idea is quite clear and the design is innovative. I wonder if there is any benefit to phrasing inclusivity as a positive - "Who else should we include?" as opposed to who is being excluded.

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That is what I was thinking, too.

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Photo of Kenneth Fernandez
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Thank you Simi and Kathleen for the feedback. Yes, when I flesh out this idea further, I will definitely test different phrases to see what might resonate with people most.

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Good idea Kenneth. It is amazing that without others we would have a difficult challenge in knowing ourselves. They are the ones who define who we are, and yet, all of us put some of them aside. It is a trick that our mind plays on us and we all fall for it. Creating a challenge like this is a good reminder to bring it to our awareness to help us connect more with others.

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Thanks for your feedback Julin! Yes, I think self-awareness is a big part of practicing inclusion. I think exclusion can sometimes be the elephant in the room. With this challenge, I attempted to include the elephant instead of trying to design it out of the room.