The Ethical Design Scorecards for Digital Teams

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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.


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Getting Started

You will need 

Materials: Internet enabled computer

Participants: Participants can work individually or in groups


  1. Download the excel sheet from the website
  2. Open the excel sheet and select the domain for evaluation e.g Data Science, UX, etc.
  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.

Further Reading

Ethical Design Scorecards


Falbe, T., Frederiksen, M. M., & Andersen, K. (2020, March). Ethical Design Handbook. Ethical Design Handbook.

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