Deeply appreciate this. Our team agrees.
In fact, we’ve created tools and resources highly related to the insights you’ve talked about in this post. One tool we use is called the Systemic Persona; exactly as it sounds.
RDC’s SF Design Week: Design Thinking for Social Justice
tl:dr: We gained community, tested our assumptions, and broadened what it means to do Design for Social Justice. Here…
We also wrote a paper about some of our critiques of the design movement as well. Hope the insights are useful for your work!
FROM THE TECHNICAL TO THE POLITICAL: DEMOCRATIZING DESIGN THINKING
ABSTRACT Design thinking has recently garnered widespread recognition across a variety of sectors including education…
Keep doing wonderful things!