Pre-recorded Sessions: From 4 December 2020 | Live Sessions: 10 – 13 December 2020

4 – 13 December 2020


International Resources Committee / Diversity & Inclusion

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Date: Friday, December 11th
Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Venue: Main Room

Unconscious Bias & Inclusion

Celia Hodent, Game UX Summit, United States of America

Abstract: Humans do not think rationally. We believe that we have an accurate perception, an accurate memory, or that we can multitask efficiently. We believe that we are in full control of our decisions according to our values, that we have free will, that we can understand others, and that we are logical beings. Sadly, this is a fallacy. This talk proposes to explore some of the most common cognitive and social unconscious biases that trick us into making bad decisions in everyday life and prevent us from building a more inclusive environment, even if we understand the importance of diversity. Since we can hardly avoid falling prey to our biases, what can we do? We need to identify these biases and focus on redesigning the workplace in order to avoid them in the first place. This talk will cover a few starting points to improve inclusion in the hiring and promotion processes.

Speaker(s) Bio:
Celia Hodent holds a PhD in psychology and has over 15 years experience in the entertainment industry. She currently leads an independent consultancy, conducts workshops, and provides guidance on the topics of game UX, ethics, unconscious bias, and tech inclusion. Celia is the author of The Gamer’s Brain.