We live in a world that seems increasingly more divided and polarised. Platforms we use are designed to reinforce our views.
We find ourselves leaning more towards siloed activities than social interactions, and to add to the mix a global pandemic that forced us to disassociate ourselves from people outside our tiny bubble. This can affect our ability to build connections with others. Can cultivating empathy be a solution to that and how could we improve that skill?
In this talk, Tamara Chehayeb Makarem presents empathy as a skill that can be cultivated and explores ways of doing that. Anyone interested in building their empathy skills or cultivating empathy within their team or workplace can join this session to learn about different types of empathy, the ways it can empower us and its practical application in our day-to-day jobs.
//About the speaker
Tamara is a Lead User Experience Designer at Scott Logic where she designs web desktop and mobile applications for clients in financial services and the public sector. She has worked in Beirut, London and New York, and designed native and web applications for Fortune 500 companies. Tamara earned her MFA in Design and Technology at Parsons School of Design, The New School, and a BFA in Graphic Design at the American University of Beirut. She lives in London with her husband and two children.