Data Ethics Canvas

A worksheet questionnaire and action plan, designed for industry teams or individuals to evaluate their work in the context of data ethics and avoid abusing data in their current and future projects.

Ethical Disclaimer

Ethical Disclaimer is a part of the Ethics for Designers Toolkit consisting of a worksheet, designed for a team of designers and stakeholders to speculate and identify unethical situations that will result from the designs through reflective questions and frame your responsibilities through the design.

Multi-Lifespan Timeline

Designed to help technology practitioners imagine the changes that could occur in society in the next 100 years and how their product might contribute to a changing society during that time range. This method can be used in conjunction with the Multi-Lifespan Co-Design method.

Co-Evolve Technology and Social Structure

Co-evolve Technology and Social Structure is a method that encourages designers to engage with both the technological and socio-structural implications in their design space. The end goal is to ensure that the technical design is not considered in isolation with their socio-structural impact. Examples of social structures designers can investigate Read more…

Black Mirror Brainstorming

Black Mirror Brainstorms is an exercise modeled after the “Black Mirror” Netflix series, designed for industry teams to critically brainstorm and evaluate negative impact scenarios of their work in order to properly consider their potential consequences.

Security Cards

A set of ethical considerations presented as cards, designed for teams to consider the potential security threats and human impacts their products may have in order to avoid such negative consequences.

Stakeholder Analysis

Use a stakeholder analysis to map direct and indirect stakeholders, organizations, institutions, groups, and societies affected by technology. Based on this mapping, list potential harms, benefits, or tensions relating to different stakeholder relationships.

Stakeholder Tokens

Stakeholder Tokens is a playful and versatile toolkit for identifying stakeholders and their interactions. Stakeholder Tokens facilitate identifying stakeholders, distinguishing core from peripheral stakeholders, surfacing excluded stakeholders, and articulating relationships among stakeholders.

Judgment Call The Game

Judgment Call the Game is a team-based game that centers on Microsoft’s principles of ethics, designed for technology professionals to further understand the ethical implications of product work and implement their findings into future work.

De-scription

De-scription, part of the Ethics for Designers Toolkit, consists of a worksheet that enables a designer duo to deconstruct existing designs and train their moral sensitivity as a designer.