In this episode, Mauricy Cherry talks about the concept of code switching: being different people around different people. He also talks about overcoming feelings of discomfort, trust and both how it’s lost and how it can be re-established, diversity in design, and shifting your mindset from a creator to a chronicler.
01:49 – Maurice’s Superpower: Extreme Empathy
04:06 – Code Switching
13:21 – Creating and Fostering Safe Conference Environments
19:34 – Overcoming Feelings of Discomfort
22:16 – Human Decisions in Software: Why We Should Care
31:57 – Trust: How We’ve Lost It and How Should We Re-establish It?
41:24 – Establishing Trust in a Company From the Ground Up: Glitch
47:03 – Diversity in Design and Shifting Your Mindset From a Creator to a Chronicler
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John: It’s useful to think about code switching in context of my own behavior and using it as a practice for increasing empathy by trying to determine if other people are code switching in a certain situation.
Janelle: Putting myself in an outsider situation.
Jess: Storytelling and experience creating.
Astrid: Parents encouraging young creators.
Maurice: We all have more work to do and we all have privileges we are blind to.
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