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Identity is complex, intersectional and fluid.

“Inclusion” has become a buzzword and its meaning has been watered-down. Inclusion is diversity and belonging but it’s also trust, ethics and safety.

We have to redefine inclusion. The reality of our identities is that they’re messy, intersectional and always changing. This can apply to any facet of our identities…

Counter-clockwise from top left: Neil Pasricha presenting on stage about trust; Jared Hirata and me visiting the Twitter House; a fleet of dockless scooters on the streets of Austin; me with the SXSW sign; Bill Nye asking an audience question at Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Talk; musician Mobley performing

At South By Southwest (SXSW), I took the opportunity to immerse myself in a wide variety of sessions throughout the Interactive conference track to better understand the human experience and the future of the digital, societal, political, and cultural landscape.

I synthesized some themes from the sessions I chose to…

I’ve never been much of a chef. As an artist and designer, I never liked the idea of spending time and effort to create something that will be gone in a few bites. Nonetheless, I’ve made an effort to step out of my comfort zone to experiment with making new…

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Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them.

— The Dalai Lama

As a product designer, my purpose is designing experiences that help people and improve their lives.

Over the past few years, I’ve been exploring the…

Emma C Siegel

Inclusive design & research. Currently @Adobe Creative Cloud. Previously @Workday, @Google. emmacsiegel.com (they/she)

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