Design (Community) from the Margins

Here’s some food for thought, how do you design community from the margins? How do you find decentered cases to build better communities?

Design From the Margins (DFM), a design process that centers the most impacted and marginalized users from ideation to production, pushes the notion that not only is this something that can and must be done, but also that it is highly beneficial for all users and companies. For this to happen, consumer interest conversations need to be framed outside the “biggest use case” scenarios and United States and European Union-centrisms and refocused on the cases often left in the margins: the decentered cases.

Source: Design From the Margins | Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

I’ll come back here later with some thoughts and once I’ve had time to consume the publication.

What do you think? Come join me in exploring this!