BREAKING BIAS
LAUREN
CELENZA

This course will present how bias, memory, privilege, and attention impacts how we think, communicate, and design. We’ll also explore ways to unearth and challenge our own inherent biases and habits.

We’ll apply this thinking through exercises and projects that explore how to uncover bias in the design process and how to unite teams together towards a greater awareness of their own biases.

Lauren is a designer, researcher, and writer. Her work has taken her across six continents–where she researches, documents, and shapes technology in ways that are more inclusive and mindful of the global challenges of our time. She currently serves as a Design Lead for Google Maps, working with global teams and local communities to make maps more accessible for emerging cities around the world. Her recent work includes co-creating with local communities in Nigeria to map out transit systems in Lagos for the first time in history, and leading the design of navigation for motorbikes–now launched across 38 countries with 80 million active participants. Her work and inclusive design methods have appeared in Forbes, The New York Times, BBC, and Quartz.

- How bias, memory, privilege, and attention impacts how we perceive the world and use technology

- Becoming aware of your own habits, behaviors, bias; and how they impact how and what you create


- How we might be designing patterns of fear and anxiety into technology without realizing it


- How to break bias among teams


- Do’s and Don’ts for getting cross-functional teams engaged with research

SKILLS:

-Graphic Design

-Typography


-User Experience


-Branding & Identity

-Art Direction

ABOUT LAUREN
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
RESERVE MY SPOT

DATE: 15 Jun - 26 Jun, 2020

DURATION: 2 Weeks

LECTURES: 3 Hours per day

LANGUAGE: English

LOCATION: Barcelona, Harbour.Space Campus

COURSE TYPE: Offline

RESERVE MY SPOT

DATE: 15 Jun - 26 Jun, 2020

DURATION:  2 Weeks

LECTURES: 3 Hours per day

LANGUAGE: English

LOCATION: Barcelona, Harbour.Space Campus

COURSE TYPE: Offline

All rights reserved. 2017

Harbour.Space University
Tech Heart
COURSE OUTLINE

Session 1 (BOTH)

Introduction
- Who we are
- Factfulness
- Goals & overview for the course

- First Project Brief

Session 4 (Lauren)

Biases in Design
- We’ll identify all the ways that bias creeps into design patterns and systems
- How to break bias by creating components of diversity in design systems

Session 3 (Raj)

Psychology, how we are wired II
- Bias types & how they affect us
- Acknowledging our own biases

Session 2 (Raj)

Psychology, how we are wired
- What is cognition
- Memory, attention and mental models
- Emotional interaction

BREAKING BIAS
BIBLIOGRAPHY

This course will present how bias, memory, privilege, and attention impacts how we think, communicate, and design. We’ll also explore ways to unearth and challenge our own inherent biases and habits.

We’ll apply this thinking through exercises and projects that explore how to uncover bias in the design process and how to unite teams together towards a greater awareness of their own biases. 

SHOW MORE
RAJIV
ARJAN
ABOUT RAJIV

For the past 5 years, Rajiv has been working in the international research team at Google learning about how to create products and services for the next billion users, most of which are coming online for the very first time. His research projects have taken him to India, Kenya, Senegal, Indonesia, Brazil and more. Raj is passionate about making information accessible to all and spends time working with various product teams at Google to help make that a reality. Most recently, Raj led the research for redesigning Google Maps for motorcycles, a feature now launched across India, Southeast Asia, and Kenya.

SKILLS:

-Usability Testing

-User Experience


-Usability


-User Interface Design

-Interaction Design

-Information Architecture

-User-centered Design

HARBOUR.SPACE 

Harbour.Space is a university created by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs. We focus on meeting the demands of the future, while traditional education providers are too often stuck in the past.

We’re one of the only European institutions completely dedicated to technology, design and entrepreneurship, and our interdisciplinary courses are taught by some of today’s leading professionals. Our aim is not only to equip students with the knowledge to take on the real world, but to nurture, create and shape tomorrow’s tech superstars.

 Learn more about Harbour.Space.

HARBOUR.SPACE UNIVERSITY