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case study: Interactive LGBTQ+ historical timeline

DEI clients of all industries are faced with demands for quality material to train their staffs – especially regarding the LGBTQ+ community being a topic of critical focus. Atomic created a “living” document that can be updated to remain relevant for that category of training for years to come.

APPROACH. In the development of this project, Atomic discovered that a single-point overview of the community was lacking. This led to the development of the LGBTQ History Timeline. Within the content are additional links for more in-depth investigation and learning. The product became what would be a complete curriculum for study. Even more, the design supports updates and additions to always be current as a “living document.”

CLIENT. There are two main clients for this material. The first are companies that are working to achieve their DEI goals. Second is the field of education where a pre-packaged program can support their curriculums.

the project

PROBLEM. Quality content is lacking in the area of LGBTQ+ history and culture. Additionally, the subject is constantly evolving demanding a solution to support that dynamic.

SOLUTION. This led to the development of the LGBTQ History Timeline. Within the content are additional links for more in-depth investigation and learning.

RESULTS. The product became what would be a complete curriculum for study. Even more, the design supports to updates and additions to always be current as a “living document.”

conclusion

“The timeline approach was really engaging and generated thoughtful discussions." ~ Instructor

This project effectively addressed all goals and objectives creating engagement. The approach provided and overview that condensed a lot of data into an emotionally connected message.

This demonstrates the committment of Atomic to teach people to “think”. In this case, students unlearned biases and engaged in transformative dialogues.

 Curriculum References

Head, T. (2019, November 13). A History of Transgender Rights in the United States. Retrieved from Thought Co: https://www.thoughtco.com/transgender-rights-in-the-united-states-721319

LGBTQ Rights Milestone Fast Facts. (2019, December 4). Retrieved from CNN: https://www.cnn.com/2015/06/19/us/lgbt-rights-milestones-fast-facts/index.html

LGTBQ History in Goverment Documents: TImeline of Documents. (2020, February 10). Retrieved from UC San Diego: https://ucsd.libguides.com/lgbtdocs/timeline

Townsend, M. (2012, November 19). Timeline: A Look Back at the History of Transgender Visibility. Retrieved from GLAAD: https://www.glaad.org/blog/timeline-look-back-history-transgender-visibility

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