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Introduction to Design Equity

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Kristine Miller

Pub Date: 2018

ISBN 13: 9781946135506

Publisher: University of Minnesota Libraries Publishing

Language: English

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Reviewed by Aidyn Hillyard, Director of Equity and Inclusion, Minnesota State (Hennepin Technical College) on 6/3/19

The text addresses a variety of areas of the subject, but would be stronger with more embedded sources from affected communities/populations. There is not a glossary. read more


Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1: Introduction
  • Chapter 2: Learning to Talk about Racism
  • Chapter 3: Why History Matters to Design Equity
  • Chapter 4: Health Equity and the Built Environment
  • Chapter 5: Transportation Equity
  • Chapter 6: Information Equity
  • Chapter 7: What is Design Thinking and What does it have to do with Equity?
  • Chapter 8: Discipline-Specific Professional Design Processes and Equity

About the Book

Why do affluent, liberal, and design-rich cities like Minneapolis have some of the biggest racial disparities in the country? How can designers help to create more equitable communities? Introduction to Design Equity, an open access book for students and professionals, maps design processes and products against equity research to highlight the pitfalls and potentials of design as a tool for building social justice.

About the Contributors


Kristine Miller, Ph.D.