Liberatory Design Card Deck
Tania Anaissie, Victor Cary, David Clifford, Tom Malarkey, and Susie Wise: National Equity Project
Liberatory Design is a creative problem-solving approach and practice that centers equity and supports us to design for liberation. It is made up of mindsets and modes. Mindsets invoke stances and values to ground and focus our design practice, and modes provide process guidance for our design practice. Liberatory Design generates self-awareness to liberate designers from habits that perpetuate inequity, shifts the relationship between the people who hold power to design and those impacted, fosters learning and agency for those involved in and influenced by the design work, and creates conditions for collective liberation.
This card deck is a resource to support your Liberatory Design practice. There are two parts: 1. Mindsets: to invoke stances and values to ground and focus your design practice. 2. Modes: to provide process guidance for your design practice. Also included are several Move cards that show some ways to use Liberatory Design.