For World Kindness Day, sharing a tool developed for professionals involved in User Research and CoDesign workshops.

Take time to value yourself so you can understand the value you can give away to others.

Be kind to yourself.

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A Little Book Of Me
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You are valuable
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You can create value
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Share your value
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Download https://t.co/mLdpxSq4Wy
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Doublesided print
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Make a booklet
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Instructions on cutting and folding
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Folding sequence
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Foldy, foldy, fold
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A little book
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Read and write in the booklet
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Value yourself
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Value your skills
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Value your power
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Give away your power
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Lose power to gain more
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Read the booklet backwards and forwards
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From you to community, from community to you
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Validate yourself, value your power, give your power away and make something valuable, together
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You are valuable
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Share your value

Epilogue

This tool was developed in terms of CoDesign as a method of sharing skills and power into communities with deficits in both. Even the most junior member of an organisation (government or private) has skills and power that they may not self-recognise. Normally they can only sense the power they lack within the structure they are within.

So many people work without valuing themselves as the system does not validate them. It’s easy to forget self-worth and so forget the possibilities of what can be given away to others: in knowledge and power.

Kindness in a society starts with kindness to self.

I hope this helps you or people you work with.

Written by

Sensory Design Consultant, usability researcher and workshop facilitator. www.linkedin.com/in/alastair-somerville-b48b368 Twitter @acuity_design & @visceralUX

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