Hello! I’m Layla (she/her) and I’m a designer and design researcher from San Francisco, CA.
I care deeply about design justice and view design as a powerful tool in shaping the relationship between humans and technology. I study and practice how to prioritize user safety, intersectionality, harm prevention, worker’s rights, accessibility, and class consciousness through liberatory design in all realms of technology. I challenge existing notions of inclusive design, human-centered design, and product equity and encourage myself and others to interrogate impact of capitalism and colonization in the development and design of technology.
design justice, surveillance capitalism, design and policing, black feminist theory, liberatory design, decolonizing design
race after technology, Ruha Benjamin
design justice, Sasha Costanza-Chock
captivating technology, multiple contributors, edited by ruha benjamin
atlas of AI,kate crawford
society of the spectacle,GUY DEBORD
automating inequality, Virginia Eubanks
algorithms of oppression, Safiya Umoja Noble
age of surveillance capitalism, Shoshana Zuboff