Designing for Equity and Belonging
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In this episode, presented by Delta Faucet Company, ThinkLab interviews designers Sequoyah Hunter-Cuyjet and Susie Wise on how to reimagine current design practices to be more inclusive and to redefine what makes good design. 

Accredited for: IDCEC, AIA | 0.5 CEU/0.5 LU  

After listening, you will be able to: 

1. Identify principles of designing for equity. 

2. Evaluate how current design practices can be reimagined to design with equity in mind. 

3. Define belonging, othering, and inclusion, and examine their importance. 

4. Assess how to design with belonging as the main goal for projects. 


Sequoyah Hunter-Cuyjet is vice president of Determined by Design, a firm which developed a framework of seven key principles for achieving design equity. She walks us through each of those principles and how they differ from the typical design process you might be used to.   

Susie Wise is an educator at Stanford’s and author of Design for Belonging. She describes how to consider belonging as the end point of a design — and how encouraging belonging is also a crucial part of helping your team members show up and contribute their best work. 

Quiz: Want CEU credit for listening? Click here to take the quiz, and earn your certificate of completion.  


How it works:   

Step 1: Listen to the episode.  

Step 2: Sign in at this link to take a short, 5-question quiz.  

* Scoring an 80% or above on the quiz will earn you 0.5 CEU/0.5 LU 

Step 3: Upon passing the quiz, receive your certificate of completion via email from CEU sponsor Delta Faucet Company. 


Connect with our expert guests on LinkedIn:  

Sequoyah Hunter-Cuyjet 

Susie Wise 

Special thanks to our CEU episode sponsor, Delta Faucet Company, for partnering with us to provide valuable insights on compelling topics for the design industry. 

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