Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Open Source

05/28/2021 - 18:54
Malcom Forbes, the publisher of Forbes Magazine once said, “Diversity: the art of thinking independently together.” This quote gives us a very strong message that diversity in ideas and opinions can work for the benefit of the society at large. So, when we talk about diversity in open source, we get to see a similar scenario, where people are encouraged regardless of their gender, race, age,… Read more

Getting familiar with cross cultural design

03/16/2021 - 17:44
Diversity and inclusion are both aspects that have been seeing gradual introduction in the physical as well as digital world. With companies and brands being called out for being non-inclusive every now and then, it has become quite a slippery slope to be non compliant to the overall ethics of inclusion, as one cannot possibly serve their customers without listening to them, or worse, not… Read more

How to champion diversity and inclusion in tech

03/15/2021 - 18:36
Diversity and subsequent inclusion refers to the acknowledgement and incorporation of a large range of human differences in a given environment. Branching out from the same concept is workplace diversity, which refers to creating an employee workforce that consists of people from varied backgrounds, ethnicities and experiences. This quote brings out perfectly how diversity and inclusion are… Read more

Diversity, Inclusion and Drupal: A triangle of great relevance

03/05/2021 - 16:38
Time and again, we are reminded of the adage: “There’s unity in diversity.” Contemplating this deeply would make one realise the vastness of this statement. Depending on the region of the world you operate in, diversity may connote issues of religion, race, nationality, ethnicity, class, gender, age, sexual orientation or physical ability. It may constitute all of these or none of them. To… Read more

How diverse design team encourages innovation?

09/15/2020 - 17:45
“Diverse teams help you innovate better, make decisions quicker, and deliver more world-friendly products’’.   In the modern working world where competition is fierce, teams that include a diverse array of personality types, cultures, genders, and backgrounds are more successful than ever. Talking of the design field, the role of designs in companies is becoming less about visual appeal and… Read more

Rooting for gender-inclusive web design

05/27/2020 - 19:46
Usually, the restrooms are marked as ‘men/male’ or ‘ladies/female/women at offices, restaurants and other public places. Have you ever imagined yourself being in a state of utter confusion while deciding which restroom to use? No? Well, this is an everyday issue in the life of trans genders and gender-nonconforming people. The sad truth is that they fear harassment and keep running into such… Read more

Using Personas as an Inclusive Design Tool

05/19/2019 - 23:33
Want to launch a business website? Is it in the planning stage and the design team is in a dilemma about how to make it accessible and inclusive enough? ‘Personas’ is the keyword for you!  One of the most significant design strategies to emerge from the user-centered design movement in computing in the mid-80s was Personas. This UX Design methodology is the characterization of a user who… Read more
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