Maslow Mirrored

Method Overview

Inspired by Maslow’s Hierarchy model, the goal of this method is to help designers identify both positive and negative impacts of their product on the users.

Example of the Maslow Mirrored worksheet available from the method website.

Getting Started

Materials:  Maslow Mirrored Framework (from method website, Sheets of paper/ Whiteboard, pens, post-its

Participants: Individual/Team

Steps: (from the Design Ethically website)

Using an example provided here, do the following: 

  1. Identify the product and user.
  2. Using the Maslow Mirrored Framework, list all the positive impacts on the right and negative impacts on the left. 

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