Inclusive Conversations explores the work of creative people who are committed to bringing more inclusion into the world. Each episode features a conversation that shines light on big questions, like: 'what does it really mean to be inclusive? and 'how do we better design for those on the margins?' Presented by Manifold – an inclusive design consultancy – listen along to join us on our journey towards a more equitable future.
Decolonizing Identity with Joe York and Zoya Shepherd
What does it mean to deconstruct your identity? How can postcolonial communities reinforce positive visual culture? Joe and Zoya deep dive in this conversation about journeying into self, navigating double consciousness and discovering the truest essence of who we are.
Designing Accessible Spaces with Nikkie To and Grace Mendez
Nikkie To and Grace Mendez are recent graduates of the Inclusive Design masters program at OCAD University. They collaborated to research and design a more accessible space for children at Grandview Kids in Ontario, Canada. We talk to them about their path to inclusive design, understanding disabilities, the built environment and their research discoveries.
Connect with Grace on LinkedIn
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Designing for Tech, Anti-Racism and… Tik Tok with Jen Serdetchnaia
Jen Serdetchnaia is a product designer in financial services and fellow graduate of the Inclusive Design graduate program. She gives her perspective and deep thinking on how to design more inclusive systems within tech, considering anti-racism and allyship, and what it means for an equitable future when algorithms dominate so much of our daily lives.
Connect with Jen on Twitter or LinkedIn
Design in Practice and Pedagogy with Nancy Snow
Nancy Snow is the Program Director of Graphic Design at OCAD University. With decades of experience in practice and now pedagogy she talks to us about pursuing deep learning, decolonizing design education, existing systems of power and staying curious as a key to inclusion. Connect with Nancy on LinkedIn
Inclusive Hot Topics with Jess Mitchell
Jess Mitchell is a Senior Manager, Research & Design at the Inclusive Design Research Centre, a writer and a critical thinker with a fondness for things in 3’s. We took the opportunity to call Jess up and dive into some hot topics with her around inclusion and diversity, working from home, representation and finding courage in the world we live in today. Connect with Jess on Twitter or Medium @jesshmitchell
Inclusion, Diversity and Internet Accessibility with Jutta Treviranus
Jutta Treviranus is a world expert in Inclusive Design, an educator and social activist who has led many international research projects that support inclusion. She is also a full professor at OCAD University, where she started the Inclusive Design graduate program and the founder and director of the Inclusive Design Research Centre. We catch up with her post graduation to find out her thoughts on diversity and inclusion in 2020, making the internet accessible for everyone and building inclusive business models.
Connect with Jutta on Twitter @juttatrevira
Check out the IDRC at idrc.ocadu.ca