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Cennydd Bowles – The Ethical Designer

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June 04, 2015

Cennydd Bowles – The Ethical Designer

Presented at UX Lausanne 2015 - 2015.uxlausanne.com

Are we focusing on the right problems?
For decades, the spaces we live in have been built by consensus. Planners, architects, councils, consultation; and always the watchful eye of the regulators and elected officials. But the world’s favourite digital spaces are largely in the hands of people like you and me. We have to oversee ourselves – and it’s not going very well.

Are we focusing on the right problems? Or just aggrandising the mundane? How do we know what the right problems are? How can we guide ourselves to appreciate the cultural and personal impact of the decisions we make?

It’s time for our industry to become ethically aware, if we’re to have a chance of doing the right thing.

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June 04, 2015
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  1. THE ETHICAL DESIGNER @CENNYDD

  2. BARRIERS TO 
 ETHICAL DISCUSSION

  3. THE ETHICS OF
 PHYSICAL SPACE

  4. THE ETHICS OF
 DIGITAL SPACE

  5. SCALE

  6. ACCESSIBILITY

  7. PERSUASION

  8. PERSUASION

  9. ECONOMIC OUTCOMES

  10. DARK PATTERNS

  11. DISRUPTION

  12. THE ENVIRONMENT

  13. “There are professions more harmful than industrial design, but only

    a very few of them.” —VICTOR PAPANEK
  14. TRAINING OURSELVES TO THINK ETHICALLY

  15. 1. THINK 2. DISTRUST SLOGANS 3. UNIVERSALISE 4. PUT YOUR

    NAME ON IT 5. COMMUNICATE 1. THINK
  16. (INCLUDING THIS ONE) 1. THINK 2. DISTRUST SLOGANS 3. UNIVERSALISE

    4. PUT YOUR NAME ON IT 5. COMMUNICATE 2. DISTRUST SLOGANS
  17. 1. THINK 2. DISTRUST SLOGANS 3. UNIVERSALISE 4. PUT YOUR

    NAME ON IT 5. COMMUNICATE 3. UNIVERSALISE
  18. “Treat humanity […] never simply as a means, but always

    at the same time as an end.” —KANT
  19. 1. THINK 2. DISTRUST SLOGANS 3. UNIVERSALISE 4. PUT YOUR

    NAME ON IT 5. COMMUNICATE 4. PUT YOUR NAME ON IT
  20. 1. THINK 2. DISTRUST SLOGANS 3. UNIVERSALISE 4. PUT YOUR

    NAME ON IT 5. COMMUNICATE 5. COMMUNICATE
  21. THANK YOU. @CENNYDD