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Promoting Inclusion by Showcasing Diversity

Revise the challenge platform to promote the diversity of previous participants and ideas.

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The greatest barrier to inclusion in participation is the fear, or lack of confidence, an individual has in their own abilities and ideas. A great way to break down these barriers is to showcase the diverse range of talent and backgrounds of former and existing participants. By promoting a diverse range individuals and out-of-the-box ideas, OpenIDEO becomes more accessible to all. I propose that each challenge page has a rotating catalog of "Featured Projects" and "Featured Contributers".

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

I've been a long-time follower and fan of IDEO's ideology and approach to human-centered design practices. During one of the recent challenges on OpenIDEO, I became engaged and inspired by the collaborative community. While participating in the refinement and final feedback phases, I found myself applying the very principles I'd read about in "Creative Confidence". I want to belong to a community where I can continue to hone my practice and collaborate with like-minded individuals.

How many years of experience do you have?

  • Between 3 - 5 years of experience

How did you hear about this challenge?

I’m an active member of OpenIDEO and saw the email blast.

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

I learned that I've been a long-time practitioner of the iterative design process (without really realizing it), and as I continue to challenge myself, I'm learning that one benefit of rapid-prototyping is that it produces a slew of unexpected avenues for ideas. As I was hashing out ideas for a challenge landing page, I found myself being pulled in many divergent directions, some of which I pulled together into one cohesive idea. The result is very different from what I had expected.

Evaluation results

2 evaluations so far

1. Does the designer appeal to a global audience?

The designer speaks to diverse audiences - 0%

It's hard to tell - 100%

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 - 0%

It’s ok. I’ll give it a like - 50%

I don’t like it. I’ll close the tab - 50%


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