Identifying Racialized Design to Cultivate a Culture of Awareness in Design

Lisa Mercer, Terresa Moses

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Racism Untaught is a research study that examines racialized designed artefacts, systems, and experiences using design research. This works is focused on cultivating learning environments for people both in industry and in academia to further explore issues of race and racism, from the obvious to the invisible. It provides the reasoning of why a it is necessary to create a framework for identifying, contextualizing, and re-imagining forms of racialized design. It is imperative design educators and organizations possess the tools necessary to foster conversations and learning environments with a focus on diversity, inclusion, and equity.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1399-1407
Number of pages9
JournalDesign Journal
Issue numbersup1
StatePublished - Apr 1 2019
EventEuropean Academy of Design: Running with Scissors - Dundee, United Kingdom
Duration: Apr 11 2019Apr 13 2019


  • Race
  • Social Impact
  • Design Research
  • Racialized Design
  • Racism

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design


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