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Design Changemaking Playbook

Take your first steps to disrupt oppression with our robust learning guide on how to design for positive change.

40-page digital playbook
Breakdown of complex topics
Changemaking frameworks
Practical examples and resources
Lifetime updates

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The journey starts with learning (and unlearning).

Designing for equity, inclusion and justice is not a step-by-step process. It's about challenging beliefs and assumptions. It's about evolving practices and systems. And it takes times and effort.

You don't have to let this complexity keep you from starting to make social impact with design.

That's why this playbook breaks down complex topics and brings you changemaking frameworks to help you make forward progress.

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You'll find five chapters rich with insights on how to recognize oppression and how you can use the power of design to make positive change.
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Behind the guide

A colossal team effort

In its original inception as the Inclusive Design Starter Guide, this resource was built over 3 months in early 2023 by Sandra Camacho (She/Her) with support from Inclusive Design Jam community members.

As of October 2023, the guide has been updated and renamed the Design Changemaking Playbook to expand its scope beyond inclusive design and amplify the importance of changemaking.
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Author and Designer

Sandra Camacho (She/Her) is an inclusive & equitable design strategist, educator and advisor (Sandra By Design) and founder of Design Changemakers and the Inclusive Design Jam.

She is a cis-heterosexual mestiza woman of mixed heritage born in Colombia, raised in the U.S. and living in France for 10 years.

This guide reflects her learnings in 13+ years in Tech, the humanitarian sector and independent consulting. It's anchored in years of study of intercultural relations, social design and design innovation. And it builds upon the work of DEI and social justice practitioners.

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Thought Partner

Marja Germans Gard, PhD (She/Her) is a white cis female UX mixed methods researcher and IDJ community member. She is a quantitative researcher by training, with a background in both clinical psychology and creative entrepreneurship. She provided hands-on support on research and precious inputs on how to adapt the guide to beginners (as a beginner herself).

Beta Testers

Thank you to Inclusive Design Jam community members who graciously provided their feedback and inputs to help us improve usability, comprehensibility, accuracy and relevance. Those who wish to be identified are listed below.

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Ana Germain
UX Researcher
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Dee Miller, PhD
Equitable Design &
Social Impact Consultant
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Imène Ghernati
Founder of STEAM Learning Institute
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Imran Nazerali
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Lyndal Hamwood
DEI Advisor &
Social Equity Advocate
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Wren L.
UX Designer
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