Designing Ethically: From Imperative to Action

Designing Ethically: From Imperative to Action


Katherine Zhou


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We’ve heard it again and again: the tech industry desperately needs an ethical reinvention. More than ever, we are realizing that our products have vast effects on society and that taking time to consider the ethical consequences behind decisions is crucial.
This is not another rant on why we need ethics in tech. We know that. This is an exploration of actionable steps that teams (especially designers) can take to steer products in the right direction. In this workshop, learn to forecast effects for products and design for positive impact. As designers, we’re in a powerful position to lead the ethical tech movement because our craft is grounded in human-centered insights. And what is more human-centric than making ethical choices that will ultimately help users and society at large?

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Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Interactive Badge
Format: Workshop
Event Type: Session
Track: Design
Level: Intermediate