🎉 Welcome to the fifth edition of The QD Monthly!

Welcome back to The QD Monthly, QTBIPOC Design's digital publication that aims to provide you with updates on our community along with some tools, resources, inspiration, and more to take with you wherever you are in your design journey. 😁 

In this issue, we... 
  • Come to you with info on our upcoming UX Night, UX course, and other community happenings.
  • Celebrate Women's History Month and International Women's Day
  • Share some cool, helpful, and fun resources
  • & much more! 

📢 We want to hear from you!

While you're here, we're interested in hearing about what brought you to QTBIPOC Design and how you're feeling about our organization. If you can take a few minutes and fill out this short survey, we'd greatly appreciate it!

Thank you to everyone who took our survey last month! We've made a few updates and would love if you could take this one as well. 

📰 News & Events

Our next UX Night is planned for Tuesday March 9, 2021 at 4PM PT / 7PM ET. Be sure to RSVP and join us! Join us for a discussion — Why are things never accessible? Demystifying the struggles around accessibility and business.
Sign up on Eventbrite
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✨ UX Course Coming Soon!
Over the past few months, you may have heard rumors of some exciting things cooking up behind the scenes of our organization, including talks of a bootcamp course. 👀 Welllll... we're super excited to announce that we'll be launching our first free UX course this May!
When: Course begins on May 10th, 2021 and lasts 12 weeks
Commitment: Minimum 8 hours/week
Course Style: Course will consist of a combination of self-paced work, partner collaboration, real-world projects, and design theory

⭐ We'll be releasing more information about the selection timeline and application process later this month, and will be sure to update you all via email and our various online communities (Slack, Facebook, LinkedIn, etc.)! 

If you have any questions, feel free to shoot us an email at or reach out on one of our community platforms.
Creative Technology Speaker Series →
The Creative Technology Speaker Series aims to educate folxs about careers and industries that combine technology and art through panels and workshops. Sessions will happen all throughout March. 

📚 Good Reads & Wisdom

How to Build a User Research Proposal →
A user research proposal can make a world of difference when you need to win over stakeholders. Here are the elements that make up a good one.
Things I wish UX candidates would ask me during interviews →
Interviewing your interviewer is a critical part of your career decision-making process. Some tips for asking great questions and nailing your next interview!
Culture Fit: Racial Bias in Tech Podcast →
Culture Fit: Racial Bias in Tech takes an in-depth look at racial inequalities in the tech industry, from the biases that get built into products to Silicon Valley's problematic monoculture.
"If we intend to build products that benefit all humans, we need to examine the perspectives that we include during that process. That means we have to address our monoculture head on, and ensure that new voices and perspectives hold actual decision-making power."

🙌 Celebrating Women's History Month

The month of March is dedicated to celebrating and recognizing important women in history. At QTBIPOC Design, we want to acknowledge the importance of honoring women's history, particularly the history of LGBTQ+ women and women of color. 

Here are a few resources and articles to honor Women's History Month and International Women's Day (March 8th, 2021), but we also encourage you to participate in any other ways that you come across yourself:
Design Herstory →
Celebrating women's groundbreaking contributions in design history.
Celebrating Trans Women During Women’s History Month →
An interview with Angelica Ross on bringing attention to issues that affect the trans community during Women's History Month.
Claiming women’s space in leadership →
This year on International Women’s Day, we’re celebrating women’s leadership in all its forms, and calling for women and feminists across the world to claim their space in leadership and decision-making.

🔨 Tools & Resources

Asian American Support Resources →
A living document containing ways to support the Asian American community in light of recent surges in anti-Asian hate crimes.
Diversify Tech →
A collection of resources for underrepresented people in tech, including scholarships, events, job opportunities, and more!
Mmhmm →
Mmhmm levels up your remote presentations with recorded or live video, screenshares and more.
Cuckoo →
A tool using the Pomodoro Technique for remote teams. Create a timer, share it with your team, and get ready for more productive meetings.
"Life is serious. But there is joy in everything we do."

⭐️ QD Picks

Pablito Planeta, Your Design Astrologist →
Pablito Planeta, your design astrologist, is here to take a look into your future as a creative every month! 
The Gender Dysphoria Bible →
A dive into the multitude of ways that gender dysphoria manifests and what it means to be transgender.
SelfDefined →
Self-Defined seeks to provide more inclusive, holistic, and fluid definitions to reflect the diverse perspectives of the modern world.
 - Happy March 366th everyone! 🥴🎉
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