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.
Materials: Worksheet from the toolkit website, pens, an example product
Participants: Team (Designer Duo)
Steps (from the Ethics for Designers website):
Using the worksheet, do the following steps:
- Describe the ‘WHAT’ of the design. Use the questions on the template.
- Describe the ‘HOW’ of the design. Use this to determine the script: Like the script of a movie or a theater play, an artifact can ‘prescribe’ its users how to act when they use it. Write this down.
- Describe the ‘WHY’ of the design. Use this to determine the underlying worldview. Write this down.