Our Slack community is filled with talented designers and technologists, and that’s where I first met Amélie Lamont. Amélie is a product designer in New York City who is one-third of the team behind Good for PoC, a directory of tech companies which are inclusive and safe for people of color.
Our conversation began with Amélie talking about the inspiration behind Good for PoC, and how the site has been received by the community. From there we talked about “Not a Black Chair”, her account of discrimination, sexism and racism at Squarespace. We also discussed Amélie’s past work as a certified health and wellness coach, and she shared what she does for self care, what attracts her to mentorship, and how she’s pursuing her career goal of being a design anthropologist. I love that Amélie is so outspoken, so I hope her work inspires you to speak up as well!
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When Dori Tunstall told me that the reason why we design is to make thoughts tangible, I had an idea I would be in for a fantastic interview. Dori is the associate professor of design anthropology at Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne, Australia. Through her work, she shows how the processes and artefacts of design help define what it means to be human.
Our interview started off with a brief overview of the sphere of design anthropology, along with a tour of her professional career which has taken her all around the world. We also talked about the U.S. National Design Policy Initiative and on ways designers can get involved with influencing policy on a local level. Dori is doing some really fascinating and incredible work that’s worth recognizing, so I’m honored to be able to share this talk with you. You’ll want to take notes for this one!
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