Information architecture affects people - there’s no doubt about that. And in any practice that affects people, a range of ethical issues come into play. Each and every decision we make can help or hurt many - our users, clients, peers and even our profession as a whole.This presentation will examine some of the ethical issues that we face as information architects, including:
The myriad of effects of our design decisions on users
Working with clients and peers
The consequences of creating categories and classifying objects
What inclusive design really means
Personal beliefs and their role in projects
How can we design for sustainability
I’m not a philosopher, so this presentation will be very much from a practitioner’s perspective. It may even be funny!