What is this?
We all have unconscious bias. We are also all creative. A new set of tools offers an invitation to think differently about the design thinking learning experience.
The underlying thesis of ‘Design for Worldview’ -- that we all share an innate creativity even as we share innate, unconscious bias and our creativity can and should be leveraged to disrupt our biases -- presents an opportunity to think differently about both unconscious bias awareness and the introduction-to-design-thinking experience. We hope you will accept this invitation to make this an experience that works best for you, your team, your organization or even your family and friends. If this is your first experience with the toolkit, we highly encourage you to read about its story of creation on Medium.
You will need this toolkit if:
You are interested in learning more about the intersection of design thinking and unconscious bias.
You are in need of a workshop experience that will help others learn the basics of design thinking and unconscious bias.
You would like to help grow awareness of unconscious bias in your daily life and work.
What’s in the toolkit?
A presentation deck. The full ‘Design for Worldview’ workshop experience, featuring a series of facts and experiences you may guide others through. It can be run as a full workshop, or it can be broken apart into separate activities.
Cards. The cards can be printed on 8.5x11 sheets of paper or cardstock. They can be used in meetings, at parties or just between and among friends.
Posters. We all have bias, and we are all creative; let’s leverage our creativity to disrupt our unconscious biases. These posters are meant to serve as inspiration for you to build on and around.
Why was this toolkit created?
“Design for Worldview” was developed to marry the empowering energy of an introduction to human-centered design learning experience with an opportunity to raise awareness of unconscious bias. The activities can be led inside any organization that seeks to offer an empowering alternative to traditional unconscious bias awareness training and learning experiences.
This is the full ‘Design for Worldview’ workshop experience, featuring a series of facts and experiences you may guide others through. It can be run as a full workshop, or it can be broken apart into separate activities. The facilitator’s guide for the workshop is contained in the presenter notes of the keynote file, which can be read in the associated PDF document. The deck is meant to serve as a springboard for those interested in running a design thinking introductory experience that also serves as a means by which to raise unconscious bias awareness. The workshop is presented in Keynote, PDF and PNG formats.
These are cards that can be printed on 8.5x11 sheets of paper. We recommend card-stock quality, but you can use regular paper as well. Once you have printed them, take a pair of scissors and cut out each card. They can be used in meetings, at parties or just between and among friends.
These are two posters with the central thesis of ‘Design for Worldview’: we all have bias, and we are all creative; let’s leverage our creativity to disrupt our unconscious biases. Feel free to play with them and place them around your office. They are meant to serve as inspiration for you to build on and around.