Normative Design Scheme

Method Overview

A worksheet within the Ethics for Designers Toolkit, designed for a team of designers to shape, brainstorm, and formulate their design goals for a product through different ethical theories.

Example of a completed worksheet available from the method website.

Getting Started

Materials: Normative Design Scheme worksheet, post-its, pensĀ 

Participants: Team

Steps (from the Ethics for Designers website):

  1. Browse through the information on this page.
  2. Write down your design goal using the format on the template.
  3. Assess your design goal using the three main normative views as described on the template. Keep in mind that there is no absolute answer to these questions.
  4. Use the specific normative theories to morally improve your design. You can use them as ideation questions.

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