Do good in the world.
In the past years, I’ve been making an effort to work with corporations that I believe that make a positive impact. Apart from that, I spend some of my spare time working (for free) on things that I believe that cause positive impact. Usually, initiatives related to design and technology that aim for social justice.
I was born in developing country with a number of social issues, but I’m lucky enough to be born in a privileged family. So I feel like I should be committed to give back to the community. I try to do it through design as empathy and problem solving skills are core capabilities for good UX :)
How can I help?
If you can’t do everything, do everything you can.
If you have a project or an idea that cause a positive impact through design, hit me up.
Examples on how I use design for positive impact:
Charity - Doing design or communication content for not-for-profits, to help to raise funds, sponsors, partnerships, etc. I’ve volunteered for an organisation that fights extreme poverty in South America. I was part of the communication team, designing online ads, email marketing, doing field research in slums, etc.
Small business - I’m currently working with a lovely lady I met in Kenya. She is a tourist guide setting up her own business. I’m helping her by designing some bits and pieces of for her business. Simple things like brochures, setting up her email and website.
Kids and tech - Research shows that gender stereotypes are defined from 5 to 7 years of age, so I believe that engaging kids to technology is a key initiative to make the industry more diverse in the future. I’ve been a mentor at CoderDojo, a organisation that teach kids very basic programming principles and I’ve also done a short talk at the Brisbane library explaining to the kids what UX designers do.
Empowering woman - I co-organise a social meet up group in Brisbane, for woman in design. I do anything for organising the events, finding speakers, or running workshops myself. The idea is positively promote and teach each other. The group is worldwide and does not run for profit, but seeks to make the world of work better for women around the world.
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