Getting Comfortable With Being Uncomfortable: DEI From the Ground Up

Lessons learned from a burgeoning DEI practice within a UX design agency

Like many organizations, Blink UX was moved by the protests and activism in support of the Black Lives Matter movement in the summer of 2020. It was during this time that they created an internal DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion) Committee to put some action against their values.

In this session, Alexi will share what it looked like to form this committee, what specific steps and programs Blink enacted, and will discuss the challenges and lessons learned along the way. She’ll cover everything from project planning and getting stakeholder buy-in to creating frameworks and roadmaps.

Blink UX is still in a nascent stage with their DEI efforts, and this session is meant to be a transparent discussion with a goal of inspiring teams and encouraging collaboration.

You will learn:

  • What DEI efforts look like at Blink UX and how the agency is thinking about DEI in the context of client delivery
  • How Blink UX engaged with internal stakeholders and experts to develop their roadmap
  • Why DEI and other internal projects within an agency can benefit from an approach similar to that of client projects

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Date: May 3, 2022 Time: 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm

Alexi Glines
Director of Project Management • Blink