- Bâton de parole; take turns speaking, trying not to interrupt others.
- Address texts and arguments NOT the people making them (No ad hominem attacks!)
- Be aware of yourself in relation to others (Am I taking too much space and preventing others from participating? What responsibility do I have to contribute, in this case?).
- ZOOM: use icons: hands for turn taking; turtle and rabbit for slow down and speed up; clap hands for approval (try not to forget to take your hand down).
- Keep an open mind to what others bring; don’t approach in an adversarial mode (Engage in constructive and generous ways; see Joe Dumit’s How I Read).
- Be attentive to potentially sensitive, triggering topics, events or ways of speaking: “read the room” and think about who the others are in our conversations. Try not to speak too far beyond your own experience.
- Be prepared to be called out or called in (However, remember #5 above).
- Emotions are a welcome part of the lab: We will make space for feelings all along and start each meeting with an emotional check-in/tour de table (see Michael Khan’s The Seminar).
- This is a confidential space.
This Code of Conduct has been adapted from the CLEAR Lab Code of Conduct.