Museums and Design Justice

Florence Okoye | #MuseumTech2023

Who am I?

Name:

Florence Okoye

ux designer

service designer

community wrangler

facilitator

intersectional futurist

maker

overthinker

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Why?

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How do we connect the worlds of...

Tech ethics

Inclusive design

Addressing bias in technological infrastructure

Tackling surveillance capitalism

Museum

ethics

Decolonisation

Community centred design

Reaching underserved audiences

Design justice connects the technical to the "bigger picture"

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What is design justice?

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...how design might be led by marginalized communities, dismantle structural inequality, and advance collective liberation and ecological survival.

– Sasha Costanza-Chock,

https://designjustice.mitpress.mit.edu/

Design justice focusses on...

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The 10 principles of design justice can be summarised in the following framework:

https://designjustice.org/read-the-principles

  • Who benefits?

  • Who is harmed?

  • Who is missed out?

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  • Who benefits?

  • Who is harmed?

  • Who is missed out?

Personas and anti-Personas

Visitor experience maps that consider digital platforms as part of the service layer

Journey mapping beyond direct engagement with institution

...as well as more socially aware research questions

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This framework provides a practical approach to considering that:

Museums

Technology

neutral

Museums

Design justice provides a practial approach to critical design

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  • Who benefits?

  • Who is harmed?

  • Who is missed out?

Asking ourselves...

...can help us design holistic experiences that empower our users

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But what do you think?

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THANK YOU

Interested in joining the network?






https://t.co/n8M5vcl9lA

Design Justice - https://designjustice.mitpress.mit.edu/

Design Justice network - https://designjustice.org/

Useful references

Museums and Design Justice

By FINOkoye

Museums and Design Justice

A talk given 03/05/2023 at the Museum Tech conference hosted by the Museums Association

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