Do the Right Thing: Ethical Questions for the Modern Day

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Every day we are introduced to new forms of technology. From social media to AI, it’s a never-ending challenge to keep up. With these new and powerful tools, we are presented with unique ethical challenges. How do we, as designers, make the right decisions for our users? Ourselves? Society at large?

At this event, four Digitas designers will explore different ethical dilemmas in today’s hyper-connected, rapidly-changing environment. And, most importantly, they will ask how the design community can contribute to a brighter future.

The Speakers

Lindsay Austin is a Lead Experience Designer at Digitas. With a knack for innovation and strategy, she has worked on a wide variety of brands, such as Bath and Body Works, Walgreens, The Home Depot, Sears and ConAgra Foods. She also founded and runs TapePlay, a national on-demand video production platform for events.

Mick Champayne is a Lead Experience Designer at Digitas by daylight, and an illustrator/aspiring futurist by moonlight. She loves to create solutions that have beauty AND brains: making things look beautiful with smart strategy and UX, and she’s always scheming ways to inject a little personality and humor into experiences.

Noel Childs is an award-winning, multi-disciplinary Group Design Director at Digitas who’s worked in the Chicago industry for over twenty-five years. He has a diverse background in UX, innovation, digital design, branding and design thinking. When not designing, Noel spends his free time with his wife and 3 daughters or cheers on Arsenal FC at his local pub.

Casey Hudetz (Hyoo-detz) is a Senior Experience Designer at Digitas. Over the course of his career he has been a teacher, speaker, travel writer and, for a brief time, beekeeper in Paraguay. He spends his free time with his wife and two-year old son, Henry.