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1/ I built @hmntycntrd because I wanted to connect with more people who were curious and hopeful about what's possible within the realm of design. I wanted to connect with other folks who had grown tired and numb to witnessing mainstream design thought leaders debate the ...
2/... same concepts, only to reinforce branded orthodoxies that, at best, lead to the constant repackaging of ideas into books, blogs, and articles and, at worst, a prideful competition for relevance.
3/I wanted to connect with folks who were genuinely interested in being human-centered, who wanted to approach their roles and design in ways that acknowledge privilege, power & design's role in exacerbating injustice.

I wanted to feel less alone and more supported in this work.
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Hopefully will be able to share nuggets and thoughts re; the #CriticalUX conference hosted by @hmntycntrd in this 🧵:
@otlhogilegordon mentioned that designers have power in the work they do, in the sense that we’re “engaged in a gatekeeping process about what the future artifact you’re going to build, should look like”
@justinthrelkeld touched on power in design includes increasing or decreasing the amount or range of something available to others who may not have that (e.g. what decisions are being made in creating something)
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1/ Registration closes 11/9 (tomorrow!) for @hmntycntrd's #CriticalUX event. We'll be hosting panels challenging design's uncritical focus on accessibility and "diversity" as well as its reliance on carceral logics:

Here's a sneak peek for Friday... HmntyCntrd presents Critica...
2/ In #CriticalUX's "Beyond Accessibility," @jtknoxroxs and @elizejackson (moderated by @LindsPlay) will call out how design/accessibility discards, appropriates, and assimilates disability and will then discuss what alternatives they ground their work in Afro-Latina woman wearing a...White person with short bro...White woman with shoulder-l...
3/ For example, artist-activist @jtknoxroxs will talk about how she takes an intersectional lens to her design work as well as grounds it in care, joy, and the community power of Blackness #CriticalUX…
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