Designing with Intent: Fueling Purpose & Building Empathy
Learn how design can promote purpose and empathy in the workplace.
Design has the power to influence individual behavior, organizational culture, and community identity. Designers have a responsibility to create workspaces that fuel purpose and promote empathy, playing an important role in employee retention. Understand the drivers and context affecting people in today’s workplace, and identify opportunities to create inclusive spaces that contribute to building purpose. Learn strategies and a methodology to incorporate the key design principles of belonging, equitable engagement, and inclusivity in all spaces you create.
Content developed as part of the ASID Ones to Watch Scholars Leadership Development Program, supported by Steelcase, Benjamin Moore, and Wilsonart. Learn more about ASID Ones to Watch.
What You Will Learn
- Identify the questions to ask about the impact of a space on how community is reflected.
- Describe design elements used to create more purpose driven and empathetic environments.
- Outline design solutions that will engender a sense of belonging.
- Explain the concept of “design towards the edges” and how this practice increases inclusivity.
Continuing Education Approvals
- 1 IDCEC CEU | CC-118134 (Your CEU will be reported to IDCEC on your behalf)
- 1 AIA LU | ASIDDWI (AIA Members: Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to have your completion reported)
Access Period: One year after registration.
Santiago Rivera, Allied ASID
Foundations, Associations & Organizations Regional Leader | Associate
Santiago has been an integral member of the teams behind education, not-for-profit, workplace, and hospitality projects. He co-leads New York’s Community Impact team (Gensler’s volunteer group), is a firmwide leader for ECC 2.0 (the next generation of leaders for the Education, Civic and Culture practice area), and is regional leader for the Foundations, Associations and Organizations practice area. He leads pro-bono projects, works on research initiatives and has moderated panel discussions and round tables. In 2015, Santiago served as cultural ambassador to the new Gensler Office in Mexico City where he oversaw the development of the office culture. Working with Change for Kids, Santiago helps fundraise and provide opportunities to over 5,000 students in the NYC public school system. He is a board member in Build Out Alliance, an organization seeking to promote and advocates for LGBTQ+ people serving openly and with pride in the building design and construction industry.
This CEU is registered with the International Design Continuing Education Council (IDCEC) for continuing education credits. This credit will be accepted by the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), International Interior Designers Association (IIDA) and Interior Designers of Canada (IDC).
The content included is not deemed or construed to be an approval or endorsement by IDCEC of any material or construction or any method or manner of handling, using distributing or dealing in any material or product.
Questions related to specific materials, methods and services should be directed to the instructor and provider of the CEU.
This program is registered for 1 CEU value. The IDCEC class-code is: CC-118134.
Attendees who do not belong to ASID, IIDA or IDC and do not have a unique IDCEC number will be provided with a Certificate of Completion after this CEU.
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