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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Are there theoretical ways to create empathy between users of a product?

So I've had this question forever, but it doesn't seem like I've seen any answers to it as of yet. We've all seen the trashfires of many social media websites, but my question still stands, is it ...
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How to design a content moderation system for a time-sensitive use case?

I am designing a publicly accessible site, where any public user can make a post and have it appear on the site. Think of it like a public Facebook wall or an imageboard. This is for a specific use ...
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Key pillars of ethical design practices in digital products and services

The Digital Ethics Compass is a noteworthy attempt to encapsulate some of the key considerations that will help address some common oversight when it comes to the design of digital products and ...
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Is there a list of game elements that have neutral impact of trustworthiness?

In the article Gamification - A good idea for a serious topic like financial services?, the author says: Although gamification is one of the most powerful methods of motivating people and can have ...
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What is a responsible design/web application? It is just being responsive and accessible?

I came across the interesting term "responsible applications" used in an article, which proposes that an application that is responsible to the users is one that both responsive and ...
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Are there alternative methods to reducing screen addiction that have been successful?

I was reading an article about the ways that children are getting around Apple's Screen Time to continue feeding their screen addiction habits. It seems to indicate that trying to make apps engaging/...
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What's wrong with social media feeds in terms of design ethics? How can it be fixed?

I recently saw the documentary 'social dilemma' about how social media platforms like FB and Instagram are impacting many people's lives negatively, in terms of creating an addiction to polarised ...
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looking for UX suggestions [closed]

just after some opinions on some UI. The UI is based on an existing system that is a windows desktop application converted to the web and it matches very close. The desktop version runs a scrollbox ...
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Are there guidelines on interaction design to prevent repetitive strain injuries for users?

With so much of the digital and web applications focusing on the mobile platform, and so much of the revenues from companies generated from 'edutainment' related applications, I am wondering what the ...
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How to document or describe an ethically designed user interface or interaction pattern?

It is common for designers and consumers nowadays to talk about or refer to 'dark patterns', although it is probably the intention of the designer that makes the pattern 'dark' rather than the ...
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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: ...
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What is the difference between 'ethical' and 'socially responsible' design

I have seen these terms used in the context of discussions about the responsibilities and obligations of designers to their own ethical and moral standards. I wonder if these terms are commonly used ...
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