…d in the culture of digital nomadism ignores (and can damage) communities, both at home and abroad. People who feel “liberated” from space have no stake in improving the space around them. To them, local communities are as valuable as co-working space. Digital nomads are far less likely to work toward positive local change, fight for the rights of disadvantaged peoples, or halt the gentrification that displaces long-term residents — to which they usually contribute — because those issues don’t affect them.
Advocate for the user — Help focus the design on users by bringing in research insights as prompts or jumping off places for brainstorms and design sprints. Show up at design critiques or work with designers to flag potential usability issues or edge cases early. Flag and follow-up on your concerns or assumptions you see. Speak up in decision-making meetings.