Diversity is a fact, inclusivity is an action. Before we partake in conversations addressing diversity and inclusion, we must take a look within ourselves and communities and confront our biases.
To create an outreach campaign, aligning with IDEO’s aesthetics, that is truly inclusive and inspires diverse groups of people to participate.
My proposal includes a series of nine postcard handouts with prompting questions that will be distributed across the globe. Once answered, postcards will be sent back to OpenIDEO (postage prepaid by sponsors) and displayed on the challenge homepage for participants to read and comment on.
A single postcard mockup with challenge announcement, prompt, question, user directions, and stamp. Why a postcard? Postcards serve as a physical, timeless and universal mode of communication. The option to include postage increases outreach to remote and poorer parts of the world.
Front of postcards 4 and 5 from a series of 9 —
Postcard back with question, sample answer and user directions —
Nine postcards that act as puzzle pieces and create a poster image advertising Break The Ice —
〰️ Outline of the challenge requirements and overall goal.
〰️ Generated a list of questions to ask myself and peers. Based on the responses I noted common topics that arose.
〰️ When thinking about universality it is important to consider members of diverse economies and cultures, ages, access to technology and then design in a format and with symbols that are far-reaching and inclusive.
〰️ Formats included a series of 9 postcards that when lined up create a poster image and a website to display answered postcards.
My process received 50 evaluations from the OpenIDEO community. People resonated with the idea that using a format that is considered out of date has the ability to draw attention and interest.
"This is a great idea. A great way of interacting with people from across the globe. But this idea of postcards, maybe not just mailing them, can be used for a lot more things like: 1. The postcards can be used by educationists also for teaching teenagers to be inclusive when they are interacting with other kids their age. 2. These can also be used as a team building exercise in a multicultural organization. 3. These can be used by communities to create a connection between people and have a close knit society. All the best to you." —Anshu
"I'm all for analog paths of connection! It's pretty much crowdsourcing for insight and social progress that requires little labor and is simple and low-tech. Great job, @nicolepoor!" —Gina Yu
I would like to design a deck of bias cards for use in schools and offices.