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Katherine Zhou will be joining us to facilitate an abridged version of her Design Ethically workshop.
ABOUT THE WORKSHOP
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, leverage design fiction and foresight to forecast future 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?
Framework: Leave this workshop with a redesigned design process that integrates ethical theory and prioritizes positive impact.
Methodology: Equip yourself with a toolkit of practical and actionable exercises to forecast impact for products (current and futuristic) and adjust accordingly.
7 - 7:15
Arrive, gather, welcoming announcements
7:15 - 7:35
Intro to framework & ethical design
7:35 - 8:15
Methodology + Forecasting activity w/ Design Fiction prompt
8:15 - 8:30
Group playback after activity
8:30 - 8:45
Q&A with Katherine
Katherine (Kat) is a product designer who is passionate about designing ethical, accessible, and inclusive solutions that leverage tech to positively impact others. When she's not wireframing or prototyping, she's writing and coding. She is also the creator of the project, which explores how product teams can implement ethical practices in their day-to-day process.
She is currently in Austin, TX at IBM Design on the Security team. She also collaborates with IBM’s AI Design Practices team to pilot methodology with product teams at IBM.
Her hobbies include: developing , creating podcast art, crafting photo essays, teaching kids design thinking, volunteering with Front Steps and Everytown, collecting secondhand books, mentoring underrepresented designers of color, tickling the ivories, and traveling without Google Maps.
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