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dmi:Design Leadership Conference
Innovative Thinking on Diversity & Inclusion

Washington. DC
May 16 - 17, 2018

 

 

 

 A DMI Conference is like no other — Great people, great networking, great learning, overall great experience, and high quality event.

 

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The Design Management Institute (DMI) hosted it's second dmi:Design Leadership Conference on Innovative Thinking on Diversity & Inclusion at New America and the Grand Hyatt Washington DC. This unique event was an opportunity to learn from women and minority designers from around the globe; to network, collaborate, grow, and share successes and challenges together.

 

The conference featured a combination of speakers, panel discussions and interactive sessions. Topics covered:

  • Powerful career stories
  • Design management tools and methods that anyone can apply to achieve success
  • Strategies to overcome career challenges
  • Affinity group discussions


 

Workshop: Using Design Thinking to Create an Inclusive Work Culture

Diversity has been linked to more creativity and innovation in the workplace, and it’s no surprise why. When people with different skill sets, backgrounds, and experiences are brought together, it leads to more effective problem-solving. In this hands-on workshop led by Oen Hammonds we will use IBM’s Enterprise Design Thinking framework in both small and large group brainstorming/ collaborating/ ideating/ making sessions. You’ll leave with tools and methods you can use to tackle real design problems of all types, while also empowering Diverse teams.

 

Thursday Welcome at New America:

Carole Bilson, President, Design Management Institute (DMI), and
Tyra Mariani, President & Chief Operating Officer New America

 

Tyra A. Mariani is the President & Chief Operating Officer at New America where she partners with the board and CEO Anne-Marie Slaughter to lead the transformation of New America into a new kind of think and action tank: a civic platform that connects a research institute, technology lab, solutions network, media hub and public forum.

 

Immersive Design Studio: Using Participatory Design to Move Toward a Truly Inclusive Future of Work

Arianne Miller, Managing Director, The Lab at OPM, U.S. Office of Personnel Management
Shane Kanady, Director, Government Affairs Special Projects, SourceAmerica

 

Learn about the approaches and outcomes of this multi-month initiative create a roadmap to work toward a fully inclusive U.S. labor market- a labor market where people with disabilities have access to education, services and opportunity resulting in sustainable, meaningful employment now and in the future. The series wove together Participatory Design practices and a Design Education experience to make progress on this real-world issue. The initiative is a collaboration between The Lab at OPM, a program within the US Federal Government, and the non-profit SourceAmerica. Participants brought a wide range of expertise and represented areas such as state, local and federal government; community organizations; advocacy groups; philanthropic organizations; academic institutions; and the private sector.

 

Remembering Chuck: Design Inclusion Lessons from a Pioneer

Joeffrey Trimmingham, President and Co-founder, Philip Reese

 

Charles “Chuck” Harrison was a trailblazing, prolific designer and executive who achieved enormous success despite significant personal obstacles and entrenched professional barriers. This session provides insight into design inclusion from the first African American product designer hired by Sears Roebuck & Company at the height of its power. He and his team designed thousands of products, many were iconic designs. He rose to become the first African American executive leading a large corporate design organization. There have only been a few since the 1980's.

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Diversity by Design: Different Minds Inspire…

Ann Anaya, Chief Diversity Officer, 3M Company
Eric Quint, Vice President and Chief Design Officer, 3M Company

 

Global enterprises are often large and complex and recognize the role of creativity and design as an opportunity to become more relevant, build audience engagement and drive transformation into the future. In order to create thoughtful solutions for people of different cultural backgrounds, behaviors and values, it is important to stimulate diversity of thought and celebrate different cultures as a source for inspiration. We can only create relevant impact when our scale of thinking and behavior is in tune with our ambitions. At 3M, Design and HR are partners on diversity and inclusion. We value empathy, trust and care as critical success factors to drive happiness, growth and progress. Hear about this unique partnership and how it is moving diversity and inclusion forward at 3M.

 

Building Diverse Design Leaders & Teams at IBM

Haidy Perez-Francis, Design Executive, IBM Security
Elissa Dixit, Talent Development Program Manager, Design Practices & Community, IBM


Since 2013, IBM has been undergoing a design-led transformation, adding more than 2000 formally trained designers to the company. How have they maintained a focus on diversity and gender balance in their program. Haidy Francis, Design Director of IBM Security, and Elissa Dixit, Talent Development Program Manager, will tell the story and provide insights into IBM’s approach to diversity at the program and team levels.

 

Data-Driven Design: Making a Measurable Impact with Diversity

Cheryl Myers, Co-Founder & Chief Creative Officer, Smart Panda Labs
Shamir Duverseau, Co-Founder & Managing Director Digital Strategy + Optimization, Smart Panda Labs


In Malcolm Gladwell's 2005 book "Blink" he discusses how humans think without thinking. Choices that seem to be made in an instant - in the blink of an eye - actually aren't as simple as they seem.  How does this process impact the digital experience?  Does diversity in design make a difference? What key role does design play in this process? And if so, how do we measure this and tie it to meeting and exceeding business goals?  Join Smart Panda Labs in a breakout session that shows how these questions can be answered by using data gleaned from digital experimentation to drive impactful design.

 

Keynote Panel: Diversity 360 Degrees

Shani Sandy, Executive Design Practice Leader, IBM Systems
Haidy Perez-Francis, Design Executive, IBM Security
Elissa Dixit, Talent Development Program Manager, Design Practices & Community, IBM
Liz Brown, Partner and Chief Experience Officer at BCKG
Paul Magee, Director of Industrial Design, Americas, CROWN Equipment
Kevin Bethune, Founder & Chief Creative Officer of dreams • design + life


Join these diverse design leaders as they discuss what diversity means to them and how they are driving change.

 

Managing Unconscious Bias, Microaggressions, and Benevolent Gender Bias

Somi Kim- Senior Director, Healthcare Solutions, Johnson & Johnson
Salka Fernandez - Director, J&J Solutions, Johnson & Johnson
Vicente Caride, Senior Director, Digital Experience Design, Johnson & Johnson


In this breakout session, Somi Kim and Salka Fernandez will outline examples of Johnson & Johnson's commitment to Diversity and Inclusion and what led the organization to revise the J&J guiding values to add inclusion, diversity, fulfillment and purpose. The trio will share how the global enterprise creates culturally relevant solutions by designing with, not just for, diverse communities. And will give business examples of managing diverse and inclusive work-forces, and the role of the manager to be a role model and mitigate pervasive behaviors.

 

Breakout Session: Leverage What Makes You Different

Liz Brown, Partner and Chief Experience Officer at BCKG

 

As a generalist Liz Brown struggled to find ways to market herself to potential employers so she decided to make the move from jobless designer to job creator. In this session Liz will share her takeaways and how she learned to leverage her unique skill-set to become a leader in the startup and innovation ecosystem. In less than 4 years of operation her company was named Philly’s 2017 Best Tech Workplace for Diversity and in 2018 Rad Girl Awards presented her with the title of Technologist of the Year. Liz is an Experience Designer, and Entrepreneur. In the past 5 years she has become both a community leader and a catalyst for change within Philadelphia's growing tech and innovation ecosystem. Liz and her company have received numerous awards for their work around inclusion and leadership.

 

Decolonizing Design: How Diversity and Inclusion is Not Enough

Elizabeth (Dori) Tunstall Ph.D., Dean of Design at Ontario College of Art and Design University

 

What does it mean to be truly inclusive in design? How do values that we hold as individuals translate to the experiences we design for? For this talk, Dean of OCAD University's Faculty of Design in Toronto, Dori Tunstall walks us through the values aligned with decolonization and how to put them into practice. Why should you attend? Dori will demystify how trends of “Diversity and Inclusion” are not the only solutions for creating inclusive design spaces. As the first Black, and Black female dean of faculty of design anywhere, Dori offers a unique perspective on recognizing key barriers and creating new paths towards true inclusion in design conversation.

 

Elizabeth (Dori) Tunstall is a design anthropologist, public intellectual, and design advocate who works at the intersections of critical theory, culture, and design. As Dean of Design at Ontario College of Art and Design University. She leads the Cultures-Based Innovation Initiative focused on using old ways of knowing to drive innovation processes that directly benefit communities.

 

Breakout Session - Decolonizing Design: How Diversity and Inclusion is Not Enough

Elizabeth (Dori) Tunstall Ph.D., Dean of Design at Ontario College of Art and Design University

 

This breakout session will focus on three key point in the presentation:

Diversity: Who is receiving invitations to join the party?

Inclusion: Who is being asked to dance and what dances?

Decolonization: How do you enable the most vulnerable/marginalized in your organization to lead the street party?

 

Breakout Session - Matching Emerging Technologies with Real Human Needs

Kevin Bethune, Founder & Chief Creative Officer of dreams • design + life

 

Kevin Bethune, Founder & Chief Creative Officer of dreams • design + life will present the most interesting developments in technology from the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) and other observations from the future tech landscape. He’ll pose this challenge: how can tech advances be harnessed to advance society? We’ll look at real human challenges and applications for new technologies. How can they be used in the spirit of enriching human experience instead of celebrating technology for technology sake?


 

Conference Speaker

 

 

Ann Anaya, Esq
Chief Diversity Officer, 3M Company

Eric Quint
Vice President and Chief Design Officer, 3M Company

Haidy Perez-Francis
Design Executive, IBM Security

Shani Sandy
Executive Design Practice Leader, IBM Systems

       

Shamir Duverseau
Co-Founder & Managing Director, Smart Panda Labs

Cheryl Myers
Co-Founder & Chief Creative Officer, Smart Panda Labs

Arianne Miller
Managing Director, The Lab at OPM

Shane Kanady
Director, Government Affairs Special Projects, SourceAmerica

       

Oen Hammonds
IBM Design Principal, Employee Experience Design

Elissa Dixit
Talent Development Program Manager, Design Practices & Community, IBM

Joeffrey Trimmingham
President and Co-founder, Philip Reese

Elizabeth (Dori) Tunstall Ph.D.
Dean of Design at Ontario College of Art and Design University (OCAD)

       
 

Kevin Bethune
Founder & Chief Creative Officer dreams • design + life (dd.l)

Carole Bilson
President, Design Management Institute

Tyra A. Mariani
President & Chief Operating Officer, New America

Jordan Hopson
Strategic Designer, BCG Digital Ventures

       

Salka Fernandez
Salka Fernandez Director, J&J Solutions, Johnson & Johnson

Jerry Kathman
Chairman of the Board, LPK

Bob Schwartz
VP, Global Design & UX, GE Healthcare

Liz Brown
Partner and Chief Experience Officer at BCKG

       

Paul Magee
Director, Industrial Design– Americas, CROWN Equipment

Vicente Caride
Senior Director, Digital Experience Design, Johnson & Johnson

Somi Kim
Senior Director, Healthcare Solutions, Johnson & Johnson

Ernesto Quinteros
Chief Design Officer, Johnson & Johnson

       

 

 

 

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