We've seen the harm caused by unethical practices in software development, whether it's Google cashing in on pedophiles , Volkswagen cheating on emissions , Teenage suicides connected to social media usage , Twitters indifference towards hate speech or the role of Facebook and Cambridge Analytica in the 2016 US election - digital products and services are entering more and more areas of our life and are massively affecting our brains and social interactions , society, communities and politics.
The more they become ubiquitous and indispensable, the more people get hooked and spent their lives in these services. As Designers, we have to learn about the psychological, social and economic effects of the products we are creating and show responsibility.
But do you feel empowered to do this in your daily jobs? Would we know how to create software in a more responsible way? This talk is looking at ways how Product practitioners (designers, product owners and managers, developers) can embrace the challenge to build products and services that are truly human centred, and based on shared values.
7:00pm - Doors Open / Meet and Greet
7:20pm - 'Ethical Design' by Henning Fritzenwalder
8:20pm - Networking
9:00pm - End
Henning Fritzenwalder studied Industrial Design and Marketing before focusing on Human Centred Design in 2000. Attracted by the broad range of skills that are combined in UX, he has been working as an Information Architect, UX Consultant, User Researcher, UX Architect and Product Owner. He worked for start-ups, IT-companies and multinational companies like GFT Technologies, T-Mobile, Nokia Maps/HERE, Native Instruments and eBay Classifieds/mobile.de
Today, Henning Fritzenwalder works as Lead Experience Consultant for ThoughtWorks Germany in Berlin.