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D&I+S@UX-events (Diversity and Inclusion plus Safety at User Experience Events)

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Workshop slides from a UXCamp DC 2019 session aimed at discussing diversity and inclusion at usability- and design-related events, ongoing efforts aimed at improving D&I, and sharing attendee experiences (happened to you), observations (you witnessed), lessons-learned (personal, professional, etc.), and recommendations (constructive, realistic). Workshop learnings will be shared separately (and this description will be updated with a link).

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D&I+S@UX-events (Diversity and Inclusion plus Safety at User Experience Events)

  1. 1. D&I+S@UX-events UXCamp DC 2019 Jeffrey Ryan Pass
  2. 2. D&I+S@UX-events | UXCamp DC 2019 | Jeffrey Ryan Pass | jeffpass@gmail.com | @jeffpass | about.me/jeffpass Diversity and inclusion (+ safety) at UX industry events… Why this guy? • Formative years and years of formation • Industry event organizer:WIAD DC, UXPA DC/UXDC, GoodGov UX, IAS/IAC, CoPs • It’s all of our responsibility Jeffrey Ryan Pass @ IAS’18
  3. 3. D&I+S@UX-events | UXCamp DC 2019 | Jeffrey Ryan Pass | jeffpass@gmail.com | @jeffpass | about.me/jeffpass Session goal: help make our industry events as diverse, inclusive, and safe as possible by sharing your: • Experiences (happened to you) • Observations (you witnessed) • Lessons-learned (personal, professional, etc.) • Recommendations (constructive, realistic)
  4. 4. D&I+S@UX-events | UXCamp DC 2019 | Jeffrey Ryan Pass | jeffpass@gmail.com | @jeffpass | about.me/jeffpass But first, what’s going to happen with all this information: • WIAD DC and InformationArchitecture Conference planning and facilitation • Combined with similar information I hope to gather duringWIAD DC ‘19 and IAC ‘19 • Presented back in a future session, poster, or post/publication • Anonymized before any use
  5. 5. D&I+S@UX-events | UXCamp DC 2019 | Jeffrey Ryan Pass | jeffpass@gmail.com | @jeffpass | about.me/jeffpass And how is this going to work? • I’ll provide some examples for each category • Use stickies to capture your shares • Use index card for longer shares • Post shares with the best category(s) • Share the out loud with the room (but still post) • Affinity group those categories (IAs rejoice) • Share honestly; be a supportive listener
  6. 6. D&I+S@UX-events | UXCamp DC 2019 | Jeffrey Ryan Pass | jeffpass@gmail.com | @jeffpass | about.me/jeffpass Examples of experiences: • I’ve been catcalled at an industry happy hour • A conference acquaintance hugged me making me uncomfortable • A more assertive person asked a question over me during Q&A Share your: • Experiences • Observations • Lessons-learned • Recommendations
  7. 7. D&I+S@UX-events | UXCamp DC 2019 | Jeffrey Ryan Pass | jeffpass@gmail.com | @jeffpass | about.me/jeffpass Example of observations: • I will no longer attend events without a published code of conduct • Event organizers or volunteers were unsure how to handle a D&I+S issue • White, male speakers get the big rooms while other speakers do not Share your: • Experiences • Observations • Lessons-learned • Recommendations
  8. 8. D&I+S@UX-events | UXCamp DC 2019 | Jeffrey Ryan Pass | jeffpass@gmail.com | @jeffpass | about.me/jeffpass Example of lessons-learned: • Adopt codes of conduct and enforcement plans • Provide volunteer with D&I+S training • Indicate your discomfort clearly and confidently Share your: • Experiences • Observations • Lessons-learned • Recommendations
  9. 9. D&I+S@UX-events | UXCamp DC 2019 | Jeffrey Ryan Pass | jeffpass@gmail.com | @jeffpass | about.me/jeffpass Example of recommendations: • Curate events that are diverse and include new and alternative voices • Ensure diversity among curation team • Provide pronoun stickers, pogs/buttons, etc. Share your: • Experiences • Observations • Lessons-learned • Recommendations
  10. 10. D&I+S@UX-events | UXCamp DC 2019 | Jeffrey Ryan Pass | jeffpass@gmail.com | @jeffpass | about.me/jeffpass Sharing, Discussion, & Affinity Mapping
  11. 11. D&I+S@UX-events | UXCamp DC 2019 | Jeffrey Ryan Pass | jeffpass@gmail.com | @jeffpass | about.me/jeffpass Have something you’d like to share or discuss but not here? • Email me: jeffpass@gmail.com • DM me onTwitter: @jeffpass • DM me on LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/jeffreyryanpass/
  12. 12. D&I+S@UX-events | UXCamp DC 2019 | Jeffrey Ryan Pass | jeffpass@gmail.com | @jeffpass | about.me/jeffpass Sincere & HeartfeltThanks Hope to see you all at WIAD DC ‘19 and IAC ‘19!
  • KamilaRodrigues62

    Dec. 7, 2019

Workshop slides from a UXCamp DC 2019 session aimed at discussing diversity and inclusion at usability- and design-related events, ongoing efforts aimed at improving D&I, and sharing attendee experiences (happened to you), observations (you witnessed), lessons-learned (personal, professional, etc.), and recommendations (constructive, realistic). Workshop learnings will be shared separately (and this description will be updated with a link).

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