Ethics in Tech

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Viget HQ

105 W. Broad St, Floor 4 · Falls Church, VA

How to find us

Viget is on the 4th floor.

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TIMELINE
6:30 - 7:00PM Pizza and socializing
7:00 - 8:00PM Introductions and talk
8:00 - 8:15PM Q&A
8:15 - 8:45PM More socializing...

ABOUT THE TALK
Ethics in Tech
Discussion of tech ethics has gone mainstream, with tech giants making headlines daily for disregarding ethical concerns. Yet designers’ opportunity and responsibility to affect change is muddied by leading voices who exhort them to act as ethical gatekeepers in their organizations. In this talk I’ll explore the role of design in the broader tech-ethical landscape, identifying how we can act responsibly in our day-to-day work, and when our responsibility transcends our job titles.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Brandon Dorn is a digital product designer with affinities for information architecture, interaction design, and user research. He’s worked with Rotary International, Privia Health, The Nature Conservancy, Volunteers of America, and other clients to make their digital things more useful and usable.

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OUR HOST
Viget is a full-service interactive agency that helps plan, design, build, and market successful digital and hardware products. Founded in 1999, the company includes 67 people across the Washington DC Metro area, Colorado, and North Carolina.

https://www.viget.com

OUR PIZZA & BEVERAGE SPONSOR
Perphic is a collective of designers, strategists, and technologists. We’ve worked with the world’s most recognizable brands from startups to Fortune 100s.

https://www.perphic.com

PARKING
There is a free parking deck behind the building that can be accessed off of S. Maple Ave, West Broad Street (Route 7), or South Washington Street (Route 29/Lee Hwy). Guests can park in any non-reserved spot. Please be mindful of the reserved restaurant parking during certain hours. There are some covered spots available as well.

METRO / PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION
The closest metro is East Falls Church on the Orange/Silver line. Viget is located 1 mile from the metro with sidewalks along the whole way. Bus lines 2A and 3A also run from the metro to Viget's office. Cabs and Ubers are also available from the metro.

The following bus routes stop right by Viget.

• 2A (Arlington/Merrifield)
• 3A (Annandale/Falls Church)
• 28A (Tysons/Alexandria)