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Author Ciara Taylor & Samantha Dempsey

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Ciara and Samantha are designers working at the intersection of design and ethics in experiences, products, and systems. Ciara is a Gameful Experience Designer. She applies her knowledge of games and play to design gameful experiences to facilitate change and human flourishing in healthcare, financial services, and education. Ciara is passionate about ethics in design and technology. When she isn’t advocating for robots, you can find her playing games and gushing over cute animals. Samantha is a Senior Human Centered Designer at the Hennepin County Medical Center’s Upstream Health Innovations in Minneapolis. She blends human-centered design, narrative design, and visual storytelling to foster social impact and promote community flourishing. Her work focuses on co-designing for health with underserved communities. When she is not designing for safety net hospitals, she enjoys embroidering patterns of bacteria onto household objects.