Ethical Design Scorecards

Method Overview

The Ethical Design Scorecard is an assessment technique that is designed to help practitioners investigate the ethical implications of their products and services. The method employs a weighted assessment criteria to determine the ethical implications of different criteria and provides information on areas that require improvement and those that are going well.

Example of an Ethical Design Scorecard, available from theĀ book website.

Getting Started

Materials: Excel sheet available from the book website

Participants: Individual/ Team (1-2 Participants)

Steps (from the Ethical Design Handbook website):

  1. Download the Excel sheet from the website.
  2. Open the excel sheet and select the domain for evaluation (e.g., Data Science, UX).
  3. Conduct the assessment by choosing a score for each of the assessment category.
  4. Reflect on the scores and determine ways to improve, if necessary.

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