What is Rids' motivation?
"Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels." - United Nations SDG 16
What is next?
Rids is on a mission to bring compassion and empathy to the forefront of existing systems in developing nations to strengthen their relations with their internal design processes. She has started her own practice and is currently exploring her own toolkits and processes whilst working with clients.
What is her method?
She enjoys simplifying complex problems by putting humans at the forefront of any decision-making process and designing with them. There is no secret to this other than being respectful and listening.
Disclaimer the following recipe takes two years to brew and a lifetime to drink.
You are at a bar, and you bump into Rids, and she say's, "I'll take a Service Design with a twist, please."
Throughout the two years in Service Design - In her cocktail of skills, she has improved in the following areas:
A dash of Communication:
Built on her knowledge to synthesise information and deliver this back succinctly for those who don't speak the design language. Made advancements in client management, back and forth liaising with users, clients and teammates of diverse skillsets and masterships.
30 ounces of Visuals:
Adapted her newfound skills for visualising data and representing her thoughts visually. Giving creative direction when assisting with Figma designs and how to promote ideas for different audiences.
16 cups of empathy:
In her practice, she used her respectable people skills to her advantage to gather appropriate insights and understand who she is working with on a deeper level. An example of this was when she worked on her social impact project regarding people on probation.
Baked to Reflection:
Working to push a more reflective practice! Understanding why we make decisions and what we would have changed for personal and professional growth is essential.
A pinch of the not-so-secret ingredient:
Empathy and compassion are the secret sauce of her service design practice.
Do try this at home with the Supervision of Clive Grinyer