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Gathering feedback from stakeholders on a simple prototype provides valuable perspectives on what resonates with those who will be using your final solution. Analyzing and synthesizing this feedback helps create a higher fidelity prototype that is innovative and designed to fit stakeholder needs.

What This Means for Social Justice Activists & Designers

Social Justice Activists Having curious and vulnerable mindsets benefit social justice folks when gathering feedback. Being uncomfortable and exploring the edges of their knowledge of a problem by seeking feedback allows them to refine their solution into one that better addresses their defined problem.
Designers It is essential for social designers to keep their stakeholders in mind by focusing on the stakeholders’ experience, not the designer’s idea. Presenting their prototype neutrally, deeply listening, and being open to critical feedback from perspectives different from their own is critical to designing strategies and tactics that will lead to change.


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