The Consentful Tech Project is gearing up to offer an intensive 6-8 week UX/UI design training! It will be based in popular education, design justice, and consentful tech, and will prioritize participants who are marginalized by the tech sector and conventional design education.
The program is meant to be a free/low-cost alternative to so-called “bootcamps." Existing "bootcamps" tend to be accelerated technical programs that often guarantee placement into high-paying tech jobs in exchange for steep tuition prices and upwards of 80+ hours of learning and work per week, and rarely prioritize consentful tech, design justice, and accessible design.
We're working to create an alternative to these existing programs, and this is one of the first steps. Let’s build safer tech for our communities!
We’re currently in the planning phase of this work, and are seeking your help in better understanding what’s needed! This survey may take 5-10 minutes. Feel free to respond to as few or as many of the questions below as you would like; all questions are optional. Some are marked "required" (with red asterisks), but if you would like to opt out of answering those questions, select "prefer not to say."
What this survey is for
To help us ensure that the bootcamp is designed to meet the needs of its intended participants (people who want to learn to design digital applications in a responsible, consentful, and just way, and who are often marginalized by mainstream design education offerings).
To support our fundraising efforts. Please note that some of this data will be shared with potential funders or donors, and that we might quote your responses anonymously to make a stronger case for the program. If you do not feel comfortable being quoted, feel free to skip any open-ended response questions or indicate that you don't want a particular response quoted.
This is NOT an application, though you can choose to have us notify you when the applications open.
We have chosen to use JotForm to prepare and store the data for this survey because it feels more secure and private to us than other tools, like Google Forms. You can read more here. We are continuing to search for the most consentful tools that are out there, but the hope is that this UX/UI training will result in a proliferation of consentful apps.
If you decide to provide your email address, we won’t share it with anyone. Any quotes will be used anonymously.