Dichotomy mapping is a framework that helps designers to map and evaluate contrasting aspects—“harmful” and “beneficial”—of each of their design features.
Materials: Dichotomy mapping framework, sheets of paper/whiteboard, pens, Post-Its
Participants: Design team
Steps (from the Design Ethically website):
Using an example provided on the method website, do the following:
- Identify your product and different features to evaluate
- Create a 2 column grid, one column titled “harmful” and other titled “beneficial.
- In each row, identify harmful and beneficial aspects for each feature identified in Step 1.
- Extend the conversation to identify the same for single as well as a group of users.