DesignΔDialogue: Project Summary V.1


I had the privilege of collaborating with Amy Lazarus, CEO of Inclusion Ventures, for a few days to sort out the early-stage summary of a project marrying design thinking and dialogue to improve media making around race. I couldn't be more excited to work with such a remarkable person on something we both believe to be incredibly important. If you are interested in answering the questions below more fully, you are welcome to do so here:

We are eagerly looking for media makers with whom we could collaborate to test new prototypes in the form of interactions and tools to improve media addressing race. While race is our constraint for this iteration, we hope that discoveries here will help improve media makers' and consumers' experiences in other topic areas as well. 


This is the project summary that resulted from work with Inclusion Ventures CEO Amy Lazarus. 

These are the questions we are seeking to have answered to inform the next stage of our project work. If you would like to answer them more fully, please feel free to do so here. We look forward to receiving your feedback:


Emi Kolawole

Emi Kolawole earned her B.A. in international relations and theater studies from Wellesley College and studied abroad at both the Panthéon-Sorbonne and the National Theater Institute.  She joined the Annenberg Public Policy Center's in November, 2005 after working as a news researcher for Congressional Quarterly on issues of defense, foreign policy, intelligence and homeland security. Previously, she was a production assistant at PBS's "NOW With Bill Moyers," and worked in the Washington area office of a defense contractor.

In addition to her work as a staff writer and researcher for FactCheck, Emi was the host, writer and video editor for's weekly video feature "Just the Facts!"  She is a level 1 certified Final Cut Pro editor and earned her master's degree in producing for film and video at American University. She also led the fact-checking review effort for "UnSpun: Finding Facts in a World of Disinformation."

Emi served as the associate producer for "Washington Week with Gwen Ifill & National Journal." In June 2010 she joined the Washington Post as a producer for PostPolitics. She served as the founding editor for Ideas@Innovations (now "Innovations") and co-host for the Post's daily news program "59 Seconds." In 2011, Emi was named a Young Global Shaper by The World Economic Forum. In 2013 she was listed among The Grio 100, was named a French-American Foundation Young Leader and accepted an invitation to become the Editor-in-residence at the at Stanford University. She has served for the past three years at the, most recently as a senior media designer working on the media experiments collaboration between Knight Foundation and the She is currently the founder of the media and design consultancy Dexign LLC.