How can you design for everyone without understanding the full picture?
To help examine how bias influences our worldview, Airbnb Design partnered with News Deeply, a journalism startup dedicated to providing in-depth coverage of the world’s most critical challenges. The end result was the Shadow to Light installation, an experience that pressed us to recognize our biases and grapple with our limitations.
While this tool was made primarily for designers, we believe all creatives can apply aspects of it to their work. Next time you find yourself brainstorming, building, or polishing—we invite you to take a moment to challenge your reasoning. Together we can diminish the effects of bias within the creative process.