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.
Monitoring Checklist is a product auditing method that helps product owners to evaluate and monitor the ethical impact of their shipped product on their users.
Hippocratic Oath is a qualitative method that aims to help product managers shape the ethical impact of their product. This method encourages designers to reflect on their vow to protect the interest of users while developing a product.
Timelines is a design activity created for an individual or group of technology professionals to engage in perspective-taking scenarios that form discussions about ethics and values in technology.
Inspired by Maslow’s Hierarchy model, the goal of this method is to help designers identify both positive and negative impacts of their product on the users.
The Oracle of Transfeminist Technologies is a generative series of design contexts presented as cards, intended for designers to draw inspiration from and design with a visionary transfeminist perspective.
The Motivation Matrix is intended to engage industry designers and teams in more deeply understanding users’ different motivating factors in order to predict how users could interact with the product in different potential contexts.
360 Review is a systems-focused method that provides insight into all of the stakeholders that are impacted by every aspect of the design and deployment of a product.
The Inclusive Design Toolkit is a collection of digital resources and products, designed for professionals to implement inclusive design practices in relation to vision, hearing, thinking, reach/dexterity, and mobility in their workplace practices. Example of elements to consider when evaluating inclusive design practices from the toolkit website.
Cards built upon Value Sensitive Design methods with the purpose of identifying held values by prompting discussions that lead to implicit and explicit expression.
Use a stakeholder analysis to map direct and indirect stakeholders, organizations, institutions, groups, and societies affected by technology. Based on this mapping, list potential harms, benefits, or tensions relating to different stakeholder relationships.
Stakeholder Tokens is a playful and versatile toolkit for identifying stakeholders and their interactions. Stakeholder Tokens facilitate identifying stakeholders, distinguishing core from peripheral stakeholders, surfacing excluded stakeholders, and articulating relationships among stakeholders.
Sketching that helps designers and practitioners gain insight into the different kinds of values participants assign to the variable under study.
Tap into stakeholders’ understandings, views and values about a technology using semi-structured interview questions.
A card deck designed for teams of design practitioners to mediate useful interactions between themselves and disabled people, while enabling designers to center their design work around disabled people’s perspectives.
Judgment Call the Game is a team-based game that centers on Microsoft’s principles of ethics, designed for technology professionals to further understand the ethical implications of product work and implement their findings into future work.
GenderMag enables software practitioners to find gender-inclusivity “bugs” in their software, and then fix the bugs they find. The core of the GenderMag Method is a gender-specialized cognitive walkthrough and a set of GenderMag personas that focus on five cognitive factors in problem-solving styles.
An interactive role-playing game, designed for industry teams to critically engage and think broadly and creatively about potential cybersecurity threats.