3 Ways I’m Changing My Design Practice to Power an Inclusive Future

When protests erupted across the country around the killings of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor, Cisco paused. Our CEO Chuck Robbins postponed Cisco Live! — our biggest conference of the year where over 120,000 people had registered — just one day before it was scheduled to start. Rather than tout our latest technology, Chuck and the rest of the leadership team made space for us to take care of ourselves and our communities, and encouraged us to reflect on the moment.

It was a painful and disorienting time. In my small design transformation team, we met to process…

Francesca Barrientos

Design Strategist and Researcher at Cisco Security. Trying to stay in the moment. Perpetually learning to draw.

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