April 21–22 2021
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Linda Dounia Rebeiz

Multidisciplinary Designer at Real

Linda Dounia Rebeiz is a multidisciplinary designer passionate about how technology can adequately represent people and empower them, no matter who they are or where they are from.

She leads design teams that leverage the power of co-creation and collaborative-making with communities to better understand systemic inequality and injustice and to imagine products, services, and experiences that are more equitable.

Linda recently joined Real as experience designer where she will be focusing on making mental health care more accessible. Prior to this, she was an interaction designer and design lead at IDEO.org. Linda has also worked for Google, Dalberg, and the African Leadership University.

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Wednesday, April 21st

6:10pm UTC

Even by design

By shifting power from designers to users, we start to correct for designers' biases and blindspots, especially if they don't have lived experience with the issue they are trying to solve. By doing so, we also start to change to the design process to be more equitable, inclusive, and reflective of diverse voices. In this session, we’ll hear stories about imbalances with the design process and how they affected outcomes, reflect on moments of discomfort we have had with our power as designers, and explore tools (both personal and team based) we can start implementing in our work to correct for our biases/blindspots and start shifting power to users.
Shifting team culture
4/21 6:106:40pm UTC
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