Systems of Harm

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

6 episodes of Systems of Harm since the first episode, which aired on May 10th, 2023.

  • Applying systems thinking to our design with Sheryl Cababa

    June 20th, 2023  |  54 mins 16 secs
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    To round off the series, I’m speaking to Sheryl Cababa, Chief Design Officer at Substantial, lecturer, and author of her, Closing the Loop: Systems thinking for designers.

    In the episode, Sheryl and I talk about how our design work fits into the wider societal, economic and political systems around us and she shares tools and frameworks for making the invisible, visible.

  • Design systems and racism with Imran Afzal

    June 13th, 2023  |  46 mins 49 secs
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    Imran Afzal is a Principal Designer working on the design systems team at Co-op digital. He’s written and spoken prolifically about his work on design systems, and his own experiences of racism and discrimination.

    In today’s episode, we explore the ways in which design systems can perpetuate or mitigate racism in our digital products and practices.

  • Design systems and accessibility with Fred Warburton

    June 5th, 2023  |  52 mins 11 secs
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    How can design systems help us to create more accessible digital products and services, and what are the limits to that? In this episode I talk to design systems manager, accessibility advocate, and good friend of mine, Fred Warburton.

    Fred shares his experience with sight loss, and how that motivated him to learn about digital accessibility, and create meaningful change.

  • Design systems and dyscalculia with Laura Parker

    May 30th, 2023  |  47 mins 56 secs
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    Dyscalculia is a learning difference characterised by a persistent difficulty in understanding numbers. In this episode, Laura and I discuss her experiences with dyscalculia, and how design systems can help to create more inclusive digital products for people like her.

  • Design systems and trans exclusion with Luke Murphy

    May 22nd, 2023  |  54 mins 2 secs
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    How do design systems contribute to trans-exclusion in our digital, social and political systems? What can we do to create more trans-exclusive experiences? In this episode, I talk to Luke Murphy, a design advocate and a good friend of mine who identifies as non-binary, to explore this issue.

  • Design systems and cognitive bias with David Dylan Thomas

    May 10th, 2023  |  49 mins 59 secs
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    How does cognitive bias affect the way we design and make digital products, and the way people experience them?