Built To Error

Can a typeface or emoji be racist? How is automobile design & medicine hurting women? How can we do better?

Growing generations of designers, creators, and consumers are starting to think more critically about the implications of the things we make and use.

“Built to Error” is my social design passion project that explores how bias is built into our everyday products and services. Topics include gender/racial bias in technology, medicine, car safety standards, and more. The conclusion touches on ways we can counter our inherent biases.

The plus and minus pattern represents the advances and setbacks made with new innovations. Along with layout design and book construction, I also wrote the book’s content, based on intensive research.

This book is still in progress, and I'm open to collaboration. Flip through an interactive version of the current edition:

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