September 29, 2021
2021 Radical Research Summit: Decolonizing Cultural Safety Education Through Cultural Immersion
Written by Health Design Lab
Our Cultural Connections project team — comprised of Indigenous knowledge holders, design researchers and partners of Emily Carr University and the College of New Caledonia — was recently invited to present at the 2021 Radical Research Summit, a gathering focused on connecting the North American UX research community.
Within the context of this project, User Experience (UX) research goes beyond interface design into a more broadly defined space of the human experience. The Decolonizing the Healthcare System through Cultural Connections project aims to create a model for cultural safety education that promotes behaviour change through a multi-sensory approach of cultural immersion — embodied learning (through Indigenous led-material practice), and active learning (through shared oral histories, knowledge and deep listening).
The presentation summarizes insights from four key elements of the workshop model: convening, conversation, making, and rest & reflection. To watch the full presentation and Q/A session, click here.