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Diversity and Inclusion in New York and Paris ONLINE EVENT The Graduate Center, CUNY 365 Fifth Avenue New York, NY 10016

Masterclass by Celia Hodent on Unconscious Biases and Inclusive Design

We all have brain limitations and unconscious biases, and we are mostly unaware of them. They trick us into making bad decisions in everyday life and prevent us from building a more inclusive environment, even if we understand the importance of diversity. As our lives become more digital, there is a need to create online safe places and inclusive social platfoms such as social media or videogames. Therefore how to understand our unconcious biases and what is their impact on design and inclusion? 

Celia Hodent, PhD in psychology, specializing in cognitive development, will address this question in an online masterclass on May 20th at 1pm EST. This masterclass proposes to explore some of the most common cognitive and social unconscious biases.

Celia Hodent is an expert in the application of cognitive science and psychology to improve products, systems, services, and video games. She currently leads an independent UX consultancy, working with a wide range of international media and enterprise companies. She works in-depth with companies to help ensure their products are both engaging and successful by considering the entire user experience they will provide to their audience. Celia conducts workshops and provides guidance on the topics of design ethics, unconscious bias, and tech inclusion. Celia has over ten years experience in the development of user experience (UX) strategy in the entertainment industry, and more specifically with videogame studios through her work at Ubisoft, LucasArts, and as Director of UX at Epic Games (Fortnite). Celia is the author of The Gamer’s Brain: How Neuroscience and UX can Impact Video Game Design and The Psychology of Video Games. [Blog: celiahodent.com / Twitter:@CeliaHodent @CeliaHodent]

Tiffany Xingyu Wang, Chief Strategy Officer at Spectrum Labs and General Manager of Oasis Consortium, will introduce this masterclass. [Linkedin: Tiffany Xingyu Wang]

Watch the replay here.


This event is part of our Digital Thursday series on new media and is organized in partnership with Oasis Consortium.

Oasis Consortium brings together key stakeholders across digital spaces to build actionable user safety standards and drive ethical brands for our shared digital future. We are dedicated to the O.A.S.I.S. Principles for online user safety: Openness, Accountability, Security, Innovation, and Sustainability.

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