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May 01, 2019 Available for 10 days

Privilege by Design by Dr. Milena Radzikowska

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Privilege, as we are beginning to understand it today, is defined as a set of unearned benefits given to people who fit into a specific group. Societies grant automatic benefits to certain individuals or groups based on specific aspects of their identity. Milena asserts that privilege is an important concern for designers and design educators, and shares several cases aimed at (1) challenging design privilege-defined perception of user-centred design; (2) understanding design impact on the physical, social and emotional well-being of marginalized peoples; and (3) interrogates our own reactions, biases and blind spots so we can better understand ourselves and work towards a more critical and reflective design practice.