Lenses Without Blood, Futures Without Bullets
A design workshop on the futures of community-police interactions
Who Should Attend
What do you do after you watch a video of a police officer shooting a civilian?
How do you process your outrage, confusion, and grief?
Could we use these energies creatively, to design a future in which such a shooting never occurs?
After a summer of conspicuous police violence and mass protest, the conversation around law enforcement reform has reached a fever pitch. Body-worn cameras (BWCs) have been hailed as an antidote to bouts of police brutality. But initiatives have failed to address the critical human factors issues preventing greater BWC adoption, and the underlying sociocultural and racial issues involved in community-police relations. Before we move forward, we have to look deeper
What would it be like to reimagine how communities and law enforcement interact? Can we distill principles of peaceful protest, community engagement, and law enforcement accountability that result in safety for citizens and police officers? How can we design a future in which community and police meetings end in not harm but harmony?
In this 90-minute talk, we’ll bring together theory and practices of human factors engineering, design thinking, strategic foresight, and community organizing to collaboratively answer these questions. We’ll review the design takeaways from a Bentley User Experience Center consulting project with a leading BWC manufacturer, and discuss learnings from police officer interviews and dialogue in community forums. We’ll draw upon the frameworks of the futures field in a design workshop, and collectively build practices of intervention and safekeeping that we can bring back into our respective communities and organizations.
Join World Usability Day founder Elizabeth Rosenzweig, experience design strategist Yo Deshpande, and foresight strategist Madebo Fatunde to explore how we can collectively shift the dynamics of community and police relationships with creative action. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lenses-without-blood-futures-without-bullets-tickets-118677336107?utm_source=eventbrite&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=post_old_publish&utm_content=fullLinkOldEmail