recommending concepts of right and wrong behavior such as code of conduct, honourable behaviours and virtues

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ethics - Should a Mac app ask the user permission for gathering data about their hardware?

I am programming and designing a Mac OS X system monitoring app. In order to improve the functionality of the app, it will collect this data and send it to my web backend: Type of device OS version ...
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Where is the best place to ask the user their ethnicity?

I'm building an enterprise mobile application for health and medical purposes, and due to the data driven nature of the app we ask users to enter their ethnicity. It's entirely optional but it allows ...
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How to raise concerns about ethical issues in UX design?

Just wondering if there are any examples of processes or standards in place within companies to raise ethical concerns related to UX design practices that anyone is aware of. I don't think there has ...
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Is UX design with the intent to change user behaviour without their permission ethical?

There are a lot of UX designer being hired in the e-commerce space at the moment, and no doubt many will have experience competing or conflicting interests when it comes to business and sales-driven ...
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This is the “about” information of a Mac app from a top company in the world [closed]

Engineering: Some people Human Interface Design: Some other people Testing: Hopefully not nobody Documentation: Whoever With special thanks to: ...
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At which point are ethical guidelines and practices applied in a UX design process?

One area that definitely does not attract enough attention in the topics being discussed in UX design is where the line needs to be drawn when it comes to design practices that influence user ...
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Is implementing dark patterns unethical?

A recent question and discussion got me thinking - some UX practices are considered "dark patterns", and they're held up as bad UX from the user's perspective, though they can actually be good for the ...
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Is there a UX practitioner's code of conduct/ethics guide?

Often in our line of work we are asked to do things that do not serve the user's benefit and are not in line with UX design best practices, but is there a specific line that we should not cross as UX ...
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Why do laptops have so many stickers?

They're telling me who made the OS, who made the processor, who made the speakers, who made the graphics card and who put all of these together! Such details are acceptable on the packaging, but once ...
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Is Chrome's ToS usage statistics opt-in a dark pattern?

I've just published a blog article on Google's deceivingly clever trick to increase the opt-in rate for its Chrome usage statistics collection program. Take a look at the Chrome ToS screen, especially ...
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How much value is there in using “industry standard” design elements?

I'm currently thinking about a redesign of my personal website. One of my goals for the redesign is to add to my perceived authority as part of my chosen industry. One option for achieving this is to ...
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Visualize deceased user on social media?

Death is part of our life, but we tend not to think about it. When a user dies in real life, the digital user still exists. Sometimes relatives continue to update the deceased users’ social media ...