De-scription is a part of the Ethics for Designers Toolkit which consists of a worksheet that enables a designer duo to deconstruct existing designs and train their moral sensitivity as a designer.
Framework of ethics used:
You will need:
Materials: Worksheet, pens, an example product
Participants: Designer Duo
Using the worksheet, do the following steps (from Gipsen, 2017):
- 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.
Categories of tools and skills required by designers: https://www.ethicsfordesigners.com/skills
Other tools in the Toolkit: https://www.ethicsfordesigners.com/tools
Gispen, J. (2017). De-scription. Ethics for Designers. https://www.ethicsfordesigners.com/description
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