Data Ethics Canvas

A worksheet questionnaire and action plan, designed for industry teams or individuals to evaluate their work in the context of data ethics and avoid abusing data in their current and future projects.

Multi-Lifespan Timeline

Designed to help technology practitioners imagine the changes that could occur in society in the next 100 years and how their product might contribute to a changing society during that time range. This method can be used in conjunction with the Multi-Lifespan Co-Design method.

Empathic Walkthrough

A design method that empowers designers to connect more with the sociocultural context of the user as a means of stimulating empathy for the user and to adequately foreground the problems they might be facing.

Co-Evolve Technology and Social Structure

Co-evolve Technology and Social Structure is a method that encourages designers to engage with both the technological and socio-structural implications in their design space. The end goal is to ensure that the technical design is not considered in isolation with their socio-structural impact. Examples of social structures designers can investigate Read more…

Black Mirror Brainstorming

Black Mirror Brainstorms is an exercise modeled after the “Black Mirror” Netflix series, designed for industry teams to critically brainstorm and evaluate negative impact scenarios of their work in order to properly consider their potential consequences.

Ethicography

A research method for value discovery, identifying how values were first identified and how these values impacted later design decisions by visualizing the interplay of identified values.

Moral Agent

A game within the Ethics for Designers Toolkit consisting of various components such as moral value cards, name cards, and an overview of moral values, designed for a team of designers to generate ideas while considering a set of values.

Security Cards

A set of ethical considerations presented as cards, designed for teams to consider the potential security threats and human impacts their products may have in order to avoid such negative consequences.

De-scription

De-scription, part of the Ethics for Designers Toolkit, consists of a worksheet that enables a designer duo to deconstruct existing designs and train their moral sensitivity as a designer.