This is a design I created for the UW English Society, and in the end, I was the one that sent to the linguistics professor (E. Afros) to verify if my transcription was correct. To blame anyone else for negligence is wrong, as I was the one that created the design, and if the English students end up wearing the wrong thing, the problem would be mine for embarassing my program. So, yes, always verify, when it comes to design. I spend quite a bit of time on Stack Exchange and Stack Overflow this term, and if others are relying on you to create something, you must take responsibility.
I suppose that’s just what “responsibility” in general is, but I feel that if you think about all your actions in the bigger scale, you will start to understand why you must be aware of what you do, and how it affects the others around you.
Context for people’s lives is…important, and the more time we spend online, the more we feel that we know more about others that are far away, say, in countries halfway around the world, or your friend in another city over. How we say “Africa” like it is a country, or use cite women in relation to their status as “wives” or “daughters”- you can’t quite stop thinking about it because once you do, you slide into this comfortable place where you stop asking questions.
I was given the chance to take part in a “day-hack” recently, and I think, it was a chance to try something new, so I participated. The end result was a better picture of how I can support a team during a hackathon (graphics, UX, making slides), but I feel that the event was not without a better understanding of why questions as to why certain community events attract politicians. They show up as a wave of goodwill, and I suppose spending a little time at the beginning of large events enduring bouts of rhetoric is a small price to pay for being given an opportunity to try your hand at a problem.