Empathy Lab is creating bits of empathy
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Agonies are one of my changes of garments,
I do not ask the wounded person how he feels, I myself
become the wounded person,
My hurts turn livid upon me as I lean on a cane and observe.

“Song of Myself”
Walt Whitman
The Empathy Lab has one goal, to drastically improve the way we build and share empathy.

To do this, Empathy Lab is on a mission to create an environment where stories can be exchanged, understanding can be gathered, anonymous vitriol is impossible, and feelings can be shared. By having these conversations, we improve our social awareness and empathy for different people.

This issue with Empathy Lab is that it can only thrive through shared stories. The stories that shape us are a mixture of a few grand tales, several tragedies, weird family gatherings, and many, many boring routines. This rich mix is us, our richest commodity, and something that should be shared.

Who’s behind this?

A fella named Shelton and many of his amazing friends and collegues. Shelton is a long time practicing user experience product designer and researcher that regularly interviews people to figure out their wants, needs, desires, and pain points. His friends and advisors (one in the same) are a diverse crowd of thinkers, listeners, doers, adventurers, and best of all, rationally positive people. Inclusive and diverse by design.

Why Patreon?

Supporting Empathy Lab through Patreon helps us do the research and design process in order to build and explore the best ways of building and sharing empathy. Through efforts like the Empathy Lab application (in BETA), community workshops, and story sharing, we are going to build a place where individuals go to learn, understand, and grow as human beings.

Thank you for your support.

Cheers!
Shelton
@shelton
Rewards
I believe in empathy.
$2 or more per month
You believe in the power empathy.


You believe that the world can be collaborative, enjoyable, uncomfortable at times, yet safe. You want to hear stories, support humans, and pay it forward. Your support helps Empathy Lab keep the lights on, focus on listening, uncover valuable research, and support those behind making the Lab real. Your name, if you choose, will be added to the monthly thank you note.

Empathy Lab Voice
$5 or more per month
Help us build Empathy Lab by sharing your thoughts! 
  • Monthly stickers (and other shareables) with a update letter from the eLab
  • Hand written, "Thank you!" note on your first month
  • Collaborative lab partner as we build Empathy Lab
  • Invitation to anything cool that happens (ATL, remote meetings, Slack conversations, etc.)
Lab Tester (early BETA App Version)
$10 or more per month
This stage is very special. We are looking for dedicated voices to help us build and give us candid feedback. You will be brought into the fold of the Empathy Lab Application and Lab functions before they go public.


  • Empathy Lab BETA App Access - Pre-public access for those that want to give feedback and participate in the iterative design process
  • Direct Communication with eLab Team - We want to know what you think, hear your stories, and share them if you want.
  • Monthly stickers (and other shareables) and Letter from the eLab
  • Hand written, "Thank you!" note on your first month
  • Collaborative lab partner as we build Empathy Lab
  • Invitation to anything cool that happens (ATL, remote meetings, Slack conversations, etc.)
Goals
0 of 123 patrons
1 Contributor Generated Question
Here's your chance to ask your question to the world! When we hit 100 Contributors, a survey will be sent out to gather one qualifying question per Contributor. Within 5 days we will randomly select one question, announce the winner, and ask it in the following week via Twitter and any other means that we can.
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About

Agonies are one of my changes of garments,
I do not ask the wounded person how he feels, I myself
become the wounded person,
My hurts turn livid upon me as I lean on a cane and observe.

“Song of Myself”
Walt Whitman
The Empathy Lab has one goal, to drastically improve the way we build and share empathy.

To do this, Empathy Lab is on a mission to create an environment where stories can be exchanged, understanding can be gathered, anonymous vitriol is impossible, and feelings can be shared. By having these conversations, we improve our social awareness and empathy for different people.

This issue with Empathy Lab is that it can only thrive through shared stories. The stories that shape us are a mixture of a few grand tales, several tragedies, weird family gatherings, and many, many boring routines. This rich mix is us, our richest commodity, and something that should be shared.

Who’s behind this?

A fella named Shelton and many of his amazing friends and collegues. Shelton is a long time practicing user experience product designer and researcher that regularly interviews people to figure out their wants, needs, desires, and pain points. His friends and advisors (one in the same) are a diverse crowd of thinkers, listeners, doers, adventurers, and best of all, rationally positive people. Inclusive and diverse by design.

Why Patreon?

Supporting Empathy Lab through Patreon helps us do the research and design process in order to build and explore the best ways of building and sharing empathy. Through efforts like the Empathy Lab application (in BETA), community workshops, and story sharing, we are going to build a place where individuals go to learn, understand, and grow as human beings.

Thank you for your support.

Cheers!
Shelton
@shelton

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Rewards
I believe in empathy.
$2 or more per month
You believe in the power empathy.


You believe that the world can be collaborative, enjoyable, uncomfortable at times, yet safe. You want to hear stories, support humans, and pay it forward. Your support helps Empathy Lab keep the lights on, focus on listening, uncover valuable research, and support those behind making the Lab real. Your name, if you choose, will be added to the monthly thank you note.

Empathy Lab Voice
$5 or more per month
Help us build Empathy Lab by sharing your thoughts! 
  • Monthly stickers (and other shareables) with a update letter from the eLab
  • Hand written, "Thank you!" note on your first month
  • Collaborative lab partner as we build Empathy Lab
  • Invitation to anything cool that happens (ATL, remote meetings, Slack conversations, etc.)
Lab Tester (early BETA App Version)
$10 or more per month
This stage is very special. We are looking for dedicated voices to help us build and give us candid feedback. You will be brought into the fold of the Empathy Lab Application and Lab functions before they go public.


  • Empathy Lab BETA App Access - Pre-public access for those that want to give feedback and participate in the iterative design process
  • Direct Communication with eLab Team - We want to know what you think, hear your stories, and share them if you want.
  • Monthly stickers (and other shareables) and Letter from the eLab
  • Hand written, "Thank you!" note on your first month
  • Collaborative lab partner as we build Empathy Lab
  • Invitation to anything cool that happens (ATL, remote meetings, Slack conversations, etc.)