Can we ever make ethical technology, and how would we do it? Is it possible or achievable? Throughout this class, we will analyze and dig into the terms and concepts Silicon valley uses in relation to equitable technology and ethics, such as consent, legibility, transparency, and trust. We’ll ideate and come up with products, and we'll unpack how to work collaboratively, and explore the role of social justice in art.
We’ll learn about design justice, emancipatory design, human rights centered design, participatory design and co-design, and what the drawbacks of those approaches are. We’ll also look at the Secure UX Checklist, and hear from some human rights activists about how we can design with, as opposed to for, communities.
This class is a mixture of lectures, reading, and group exercises.
Course Logistics Dates: Every Saturday, April 17 to May 22, 2021
Times: 11am–2pm PST
Experience Level: Basic UX design, or human centered design knowledge recommended.
• Computer with an internet connection
• Prototyping tools: pen and paper, Figma, Google Sketch, Illustrator, Balsamiq, or any other preferred tools for sketching and iteration.
• All book chapters and readings will be provided for students.