April Xie is a designer with a focus on social design practice, civic media, digital literacy, and information visualization. Her work is grounded in a conviction for breaking silos and bringing more voices to the table. She cares about politics, data, participation, stories of migration, civic tech, and representation in visual and digital storytelling. She received her Masters of Design in Digital Futures from OCAD University in 2018. She likes bad puns.
Data, the ubiquitous currency of the digital age, is significant in how it contributes to our collective understanding of the world, and the places our bodies have within it. It’s therefore important for young citizens to understand the ways in which they may be counted, or not, in the databases that influence the places their […]