Women, Technology, and Power: A Workshop to Design the Future

This is a past event.

Saturday, November 16, 2019, 10am–1pm
Presented by Ahree Lee & Susan Edwards
15 participant max
$3 (no one turned away for lack of funds)

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In this hands-on workshop, we will use the design thinking process to design a radically different future where labor has no gender and women and men feel equally empowered to craft and code. Design thinking is a creative problem solving methodology taught by Stanford University and popularized by technology companies. We will learn the five steps in the design thinking process — empathize, define, ideate, prototype, and test — and create artifacts from the future. By sharing design thinking beyond the confines of Silicon Valley as an empowerment tool for all people, regardless of gender and level of privilege, we will create a new narrative surrounding women, technology, and the power systems of society.

Susan Edwards is a digital content producer and content strategist who has worked in museums for over 20 years. Currently working at the Hammer Museum, she was previously at the J. Paul Getty Trust and the Seattle Art Museum. Susan incorporates design thinking processes and human-centered research practices into her work as a way of understanding audience needs. She has been leading design thinking workshops for museum professionals since 2013.

Accessibility information for this event: WCCW has a 36” wide ramp at our front entrance and a stairway with 8 steps and a rail. There are 2 gender neutral restrooms. One restroom is wheelchair accessible, with a handrail. We provide scent free soaps and encourage guests to attend our events scent free. If you require ASL interpretation, CART, interpretation for a language other than English, supervised childcare, or have any other access needs or questions, please contact [email protected] at least two weeks in advance. It is our practice to do everything we can to create a safe and accessible space.

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