Author: Erin Kathleen Bahl

Erin Kathleen Bahl is an assistant professor of Applied and Professional Writing at Kennesaw State University in Atlanta, Georgia. Her work explores the possibilities digital technologies afford for creating knowledge and telling stories.

As teachers, scholars, writers, and community members, document design plays an important role in our daily work. How do we create documents that actively do good in the world, especially in ways that benefit marginalized voices and perspectives? What methods or perspectives inform the ways we create these documents? I suggest these questions need to be part of the practice and methodologies of design advocacy from the start, long before the documents we design ever become public. I’ve found conversations in folklore studies helpful for thinking through the joys, challenges, and responsibilities involved in crafting documents that represent other peoples’…

Read More