Many microaggressions occur unintentionally when individuals are unaware of how their words perpetuate harmful stereotypes. Raising awareness of implicit biases can help people become more mindful and deliberate in avoiding microaggressions.
Academic tests like Project Implicit
have been developed to measure implicit biases, such as associations between gender and academic fields. However, these tests can feel too formal and serious. There is an opportunity to design for a more relaxed and non-confrontational experience that encourages self-examination of implicit biases.