Moral and Legal Decks

Method Overview

Playfully reflect on new technologies within design using privacy, ethics, law and security themed cards.

Examples of the Moral and Legal decks, available from the method website.

Getting Started

Materials: Downloadable Moral-IT or Legal-IT card decks

Participants: Team

Steps (from the method website)

  1. Define the technology.
  2. Define the main ethical risk.
  3. Define the associated risks.
  4. Rank the lists from the most important to the least.
  5. Identify and safeguards that might help to mitigate the risks.
  6. Record and annotate the safeguards to explain why the reasons for the safeguards were selected.
  7. Consider and document the challenges that might prevent the implementation of the safeguards.
  8. Discuss findings from the session.

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