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Addressing racism during the development process

In this video, Jean Jimbo and Abadesi Osunsade discuss addressing racial biases during the design process.

In this video, Jean and Abadesi provide guidance on steps that can be taken to address racial biases during the technology development process.

Their advice includes:

  • Consider anti-racism from day one of any project, and bake it into all aspects of yourself and your work
  • Conduct inclusive user research
  • Prioritise anti-racism in decision making
  • Consider whether your data is biased
  • Consider whether your design or messaging promotes racist stereotypes
  • Reflect on how technologies can impact different racial groups

What did you think about the advice in this video? What would you prioritise in your own context? Share your thoughts in the comment section below and be sure to read and respond to your fellow learners’ comments.

Further resources

  1. Jillian Abel, 2019. How to Overcome Confirmation Bias in Technology Development

  2. Om Suthar. Article: How to be anti-racist in your design process

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