RAD CoDesign Tools for Tech
How can design support building tech tools which amplify movement organizing? Research Action Design uses codesign, research justice, and participatory action research approaches to build online and offline tools which are collaborative, participatory and movement-centered. While every situation is unique, over the years we've developed a set of re-usable and adaptable co-design tools which can help center tech design in the knowledge, experience and needs of organizers and impacted communities.
In this workshop, we'll introduce a codesign framework for technology projects and walk through real-world case studies of building web-based platforms to support migrant worker organizing. We'll share specific design activities that RAD has used, and invite participants to practice them in the workshop space.
You'll leave with a set of codesign tools and activities which you can apply to your own projects!