- Centering equity from the start — Thursday, July 22 at 12 p.m. ET
- Transformative impact evaluation and storytelling — Friday, July 23 at 12 p.m ET
- Inclusive facilitation fundamentals — 5 Fridays, August 6 through September 3
3×3 Community-Centered Design Toolkit
A guide to inclusive and participatory innovation. Tools releasing in Fall 2021!
Community-centered design reforms planning and policy-making processes by elevating, supporting, and creating healing space for those most affected by policy, planning, and design decisions. At 3×3, we believe that inclusive processes help lead to just outcomes. We also know that methods alone are not enough to make change happen. Drawing upon more than a decade of experience developing methods that center communities in design, policy, and planning decisions, we have created this toolkit so more teams can explore the mindsets and skillsets that can spark transformation and integrate reflection, collaboration, and inclusion into their everyday work.
Whether you have two minutes to get inspired or two months to deliver a team project, this toolkit is for you. It includes a curriculum of learning exercises, inclusive language, reflective mindsets, and playful provocations that you can test ad hoc or tackle sequentially as part of a training series.
Tools in this track are designed to help you see and align multiple perspectives in order to reframe a problem you are currently working through and find mechanisms for ongoing learning.
Reimagining equitable futures
This track brings together a set of tools designed to help you an equity lens to your engagement work. They also provide guidance on how to find new pathways from an existing problem.
In this track, you will find tools that will help you uncover resources and strategies to mobilize them to address your problem. It also includes tools and strategies related to building alliances and collaborating effectively to bring ideas to life.
Be part of our community
3×3 equips design and civic teams who want to use inclusive methods to achieve equitable outcomes through open and fee-based access to the following resources and services:
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Community-centered design is a methodology for equitable decision-making and collaborative problem-solving for teams, organizations, and communities. We practice this approach as part of a lineage of inclusive design methods, such as liberatory design, equity-centered community design, participatory design, emancipatory research, and transformative research design.