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Inclusion Challenge | Share your ideas

A poster that invites people from different walks of life and various parts of the world to share their ideas in response to a challenge.

Photo of Nikitaa Sivaakumar
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Why do you want to be OpenIDEO's Visual and User Experience Designer?

I am a Civil Engineer that transitioned to Industrial/Product Design because I wanted to move from designing inanimate buildings to designing 'for' people to bring about change. All of my design projects focus on making a difference to the society and helping people in whatever little or major way possible. OpenIDEO has been doing this successfully and greatly inspires me to keep going on. So, I feel highly motivated to learn from and collaborate with OpenIDEO on projects as visual designer.

How many years of experience do you have?

  • I just graduated grad school and have less than 3 years of experience in design

How did you hear about this challenge?

A post on a facebook group for design students at my grad school.

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

One key aspect of designing the poster was to make it appealing to people from different social/ geographical/ economic conditions because of the inclusive nature of the challenge. In order to invite people to share their ideas, I wanted to encourage them irrespective of whether they are perfect/qualified or not. This poster emphasises on being unique in your own way and being bold enough to make a mark (literally and figuratively). The poster represents the impact of having a breadth of ideas.

My Design Process for this deliverable:

A. My design process started with brainstorming and general mapping for ideas.

B. After getting an overall idea, I went on to narrow down my thought process and proceeded with another map, this time, for a specific idea.

C. Next, I moved on to the concept sketch and a very rough draft for the purpose of my visualisation.

D. I further went on to calling out details with respect to this specific idea.

E. I mocked this idea on Illustrator with an initial choice of colours and checked for contrast and readability.

F. I developed two final versions with text and appropriate colours, text/image alignment and spacing.

G. I followed this up with a quick round of user testing (asked about 3 grad students) to understand if the message came across and if the content was visible and engaging to the audience.

Evaluation results

23 evaluations so far

1. Does the designer appeal to a global audience?

The designer speaks to diverse audiences - 56.5%

It's hard to tell - 21.7%

The design doesn't appeal to a global audience - 21.7%

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

I love it. I’ll share it with my social networks - 21.7%

It’s ok. I’ll give it a like - 47.8%

I don’t like it. I’ll close the tab - 30.4%


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Photo of Anshu

Great idea.. You could use interactive screens/ posters at community events for people to add their ideas to the existing poster and analyse where the community thoughts are.

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