White Hat Design Patterns

Method Overview

A guidebook of principles and steps designed to help industry individuals and teams generate designs from a new perspective centered around ethical design principles and practices.

White Hat UX book.

Getting Started

Practices and Principles (a summary from the White Hat UX book):

Transition to a human-centered design approach:

  • Involve all team members in watching videos from user testing sessions.
  • Ask for actual, living portraits of the people you serve.
  • Insist on continuous testing.
  • Always ask “why?”

Engage in ethical design best practices:

  • Use data to improve the human experience.
  • Advertising without tracking.
  • Always, always prioritize usability.
  • Don’t ask for more than you need.
  • Be transparent.

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