CultureEncode helps industry grow its commitments to diversity and inclusion. In thinking through the standpoints of gender, ethnicity, race, and place, we find ways to build diverse communities into the global digital landscape.
Researching Organizational, Market and User Cultures
We study your organization, project, campaign, and UX/market paradigms to understand how you can increase inclusion, diversity and global reach. With twelve years' award-winning research, teaching and publishing on global and minoritized digital cultures, CultureEncode is prepared to deep dive.
Assessing Possibilities for Growth
We assess how your organization, campaign, or platform can most efficiently grow diversity and inclusivity toward targeted goals. Drawing from a background in sociology, intercultural communication, and gender and ethnic studies, we custom-tailor recommendations for growth and communicate them through multimedia presentations, data visualization and digital storytelling.
We educate leadership, teams, and makers to approach their work from a global, rigorously inclusive perspective. We workshop recruiting and UX practices to transform workplaces and design thinking. We offer custom-tailored in-house training sessions, webinars, and online courses to foster an inclusive workplace and spark design and marketing innovation.
Since 2005, digital anthropologist Ali Colleen Neff, Ph.D. has been studying the ways global and marginalized communities use, make, and circulate digital things.
In the course of her fieldwork with digital makers in the US inner city and with young people in West Africa, she became concerned with the need for digital platforms that reach across the "digital divide": the barrier that keeps marginalized populations from accessing the hardware, software, connectivity and training they need to participate in the digital landscape.
In addition to directing the Digital Africa project, cultivating groundbreaking work on Digital Subcultures, and researching hip-hop digitalities, she has authored books, published a host of academic articles, and given keynotes on gender race, and media. Her work has been the recipient of major awards from the Mellon Foundation, REACH, FLAS, and DK Wilgus.