Episode 436

Dr. Susie Wise on Designing for Belonging

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June 14th, 2022

42 mins 46 secs

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About this Episode

This week I was delighted to speak with Dr. Susie about her new book: Design for Belonging: How to Build Inclusion and Collaboration in Your Communities. We have a wide-ranging discussion on everything from the vital importance of design when developing team-building exercises and curriculums focused on the key role that empathy and belonging have in the modern workplace.

In addition to discussing design basics, we also cover how technology has developed additional barriers toward belonging while increasing the odds of othering co-workers even without our awareness. In conclusion, Susie offers up simple techniques for combating this reality both when working from home and in the office.

Dr. Susie Wise is a design leader with experience in the education, tech, and social sectors. She coaches leaders in equity design and innovation practices. She teaches at the d.school at Stanford. Previously she founded and directed the K12 Lab at the d.school and co-created Liberatory Design.

Susie's new book is Design for Belonging: How to Build Inclusion and Collaboration in Your Communities.

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