Questions tagged [design-ethics]

topics that relate to ethical issues arising from the application of design concepts or techniques, rather than general ethical concerns relating to design professionals.

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How to document or describe an ethically designed user interface or interaction pattern?

An article written by a company involved in developing software used in research talks about the concept of "ethically designed algorithms" which can be administered by an organisation that is akin to ...
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What metrics have been used differentiate between user engagement and addiction?

There have been some recent press about the computer game Fortnite that has caused concern for parents of children that are spending excessive time playing due to its seemingly addictive effect on ...
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What situations might it be acceptable to design something that would be considered unethical?

In the recent StackOverflow Developer Survey, over 100,000 developers were asked a series of questions reflecting their experiences working in the industry. On the subject of ethics, two questions ...
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How to decide how accessible a product should be?

I'm currently working on several projects with multiple organisations. We are generally barely given any resources to implement tons of accessibility functionalities to help disabled users (I know how ...
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How to educate new UX designers about design ethics

I saw the latest in a number of books written about the impact of bad design and how it can have tragic consequences in what seems to be a catchy title of "Tragic Design" The book is intended to: ...