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.

Hippocratic Oath

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.

Motivation Matrix

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

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. 

Inclusive Design Toolkit

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.

Stakeholder Analysis

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

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.

Judgment Call The Game

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

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.