Dichotomy mapping is a framework that helps designers to map and evaluate contrasting aspects — “harmful” and “beneficial”— of each of their design features.
Framework of ethics used:
You will need:
Materials: Framework, Sheets of paper/ Whiteboard, pens, post-its
Participants: Design team
Using an example provided here, 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 Step1.
- Extend the conversation to identify the same for single as well as a group of users.
Material on Designing Ethically: https://www.designethically.com/
Other tools in the toolkit: https://www.designethically.com/toolkit
Zhou, K. (2021). Dichotomy Mapping. Design Ethically Toolkit. https://www.designethically.com/dichotomy-mapping
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