What are your values as a practitioner, and where would you draw the line? Some designers work for fake news apps, some are in advertising, and others bring education to challenging parts of the world. Are some design decisions more ethical than others? Who decides what is right and wrong in the UX process? These are questions a designer must ask themselves in relation to their own values.
Cennydd Bowles is a London-based designer and futurist with seventeen years of experience advising clients including Twitter, Ford, Cisco, and the BBC. His focus today is the ethics of emerging technology. He has lectured on the topic at Facebook, Stanford University, and Google, and is a frequent speaker at technology and design events worldwide. His second book, Future Ethics, was published in 2018.
Gabriel White is the founder of Small Surfaces, an international human-centred design consultancy based in Chile that works on projects that have a positive social impact in low-income countries. Gabriel works with organisations that seek to improve education, healthcare and access to financial services for people living in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Pacific. He also has a degree in Philosophy.
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