“Play pushes boundaries.”
Play can create safety.
Mikayla Buford is a researcher, designer, and technologist focused on power and bias in digital spaces. In her work with us, Mikayla pursued play as a way to create safe space for vulnerability and generative expression. She integrated collage, digital storytelling, and theories of game design to explore methods that spur creativity and build confidence.
Mikayla taught us that play is not trivial and that imagining is too often held as a privilege.
The project: Our summer interns work on client projects as an Agncy team member. We also ask them to pursue an independent project on a topic of their choice. This allows us to learn from them about where they believe design practice should push. More about Mikayla: https://mikaylab.github.io/.