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Forward Faster is a monthly event series in which we explore how Human-Centered Design can fuel business, civic, and social innovation. Sometimes the sessions lend themselves to hands-on workshops, while other times we'll have panel discussions with local leaders and practitioners. Now in its fifth year, Forward Faster has morphed into a forum where people from a wide variety of backgrounds "collide and connect" with others who share an interest in creativity, innovation, and design. If this sounds like your kind of tribe, make plans to join us at an upcoming event.
How Our Biases Shape the World We See
Friday, June 19, 2020
8:00am - 9:00am
$10 for General Admission
$5 for Education, Government, and Non-Profit employees
In our next session on June 19th*, we will explore how our brains make use of cognitive shortcuts and how those shortcuts contribute to implicit bias. As Stanford social psychologist and author Jennifer Eberhardt puts it, “We see the world that we come prepared to see, even though those preparations are taking place unconsciously.”
We’ll also examine a form of bias known as motivated reasoning, or what Julia Galef, co-founder of the Center for Applied Rationality, calls ‘Soldier mindset.’ We’ll dig into how it affects how we interpret what we see and how adopting a ‘Scout mindset’ can counteract these tendencies.
We can’t change what we can’t see. We hope you’ll join us as we share some of the ways we can sharpen our vision.
*The date for this topic is symbolic as Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the U.S. The fact that there is a need for the Black Lives Matter movement highlights just how much implicit and explicit racial bias continues to affect modern society.