Learning Outreach Resources and Reference Work

Meeting structure templates

Bookmarked Liberating Structures (

This website offers an alternative way to approach and design how people work together. It provides a menu of thirty-three Liberating Structures to replace or complement conventional practices.

Liberating Structures used routinely make it possible to build the kind of organization that everybody wants. They are designed to include everyone in shaping next steps.

I like the sound of this, and keep bumping into it, though I’ve found it a bit confusing to get started. There’s an app that might make it easier to understand.

Resources and Reference Websites

Planning for your digital files after you die

Bookmarked Home – Digital Legacy Management (Digital Legacy Management)
Mental Health

Stop getting carried away by mental chatter

RSVPed Attending Chatter: The Voice in Our Head, Why It Matters, and How to Harness It

In Chatter, acclaimed psychologist Ethan Kross explores the silent conversations we have with ourselves and how they shape our lives.

Attended an interview with the author via Cave Day.

Tools for quieting mental chatter:

  • journaling – 15-20 minutes freewriting about what’s really bothering you for one to three days
  • distant self-talk – address yourself by name to separate yourself from carried away worries and fears
  • controlling your space – with rituals and with changes to our physical environment like cleaning up clutter
  • seek out awe-inspiring experiences – especially in nature

Craft a “cocktail” of techniques to find what works for you.

When talking with others about their problems, first let them express their feelings and vent, then use little prods to help them consider their issue from another perspective and broaden their viewpoint. Pointed out this is one of the problems with social media — it builds these echo chambers where everybody has a group vent session but no one is there to nudge them to rethink.

Future research is digging into why the placebo effect works even when you know you’re taking a placebo – and how much we can make ourselves feel better with the power of our minds.

Art and Design Resources and Reference

Design Justice Resources

Bookmarked Design Justice Network (

The Design Justice Network is an international community of people and organizations who are committed to rethinking design processes so that they center people who are too often marginalized by design. We work according to a set of principles that were generated and collaboratively edited by our network.

If We Want Design to be a Tool for Liberation, We’ll Need More Than Good Intentions

Community-Led Practices to Build the Worlds We Need