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Designing for empathy

March 11, 2014

Last spring, Community Centered Designer, Wil Kristin went to Vancouver, Canada with one goal: figure out how to foster empathy in schools. The UX for Good trip brought designers together from organizations like Insight Labs, ThoughtWorks and WebVisions to listen to teachers, students, non-profit leaders and others in the community who were dedicated to making education more mindful. Inspired by the words of His Holiness, UX for Good, in partnership with the Dalai Lama Center for Peace and Education, explored how to embed the social and emotional learning of children and youth in the education system of British Columbia. UX for Good 2013 coincided with the Center’s Heart -Mind Conference in Vancouver, B.C, Canada. One of the projects that Wil worked on, The Heart-Shaped Toolbox, resulted in a prototype being built at a WebVisions Hackathon for Social Good. This year’s UX for Good trip will be in Kigali and London.

Check out the recently released short documentary, produced by CHISEL Industries.

UX for Good – Vancouver 2013 from UX for Good on Vimeo.

Designing for empathy

Jensie Miksich

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