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Better Experiences 007: Designing for Justice

Design justice harnesses universalist design principles and practices to uplift intersectionally disadvantaged and multiply-burdened groups. Design justice is fundamentally about the power struggle within the design process - Who has it, what they do with it, and how it affects those without it. We must acknowledge that designers tend to unconsciously default to imagining users whose experiences are similar to their own. This becomes inherently problematic due to the current breakdown of the tech industry, which is largely cis - gendered, white, heterosexual, able - bodied, college - educated, literate  and with access to high - speed internet and smartphones.

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