Designing for Respect

UX Ethics for the Digital Age

Designing for Respect

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Although designers are responsible for orchestrating the behaviors of all sorts of interactions on the Web, mobile devices, and in consumer environments every day, they often forget—or don’t fully realize—the influence they have on others.

With this O’Reilly report, you’ll examine the subject of design with an ethical lens, and focus specifically on how UX, interaction, graphic, and visual product designers can affect a user’s time, mood, and trust. Author David Hindman, Interaction Design Director at Fjord San Francisco, investigates the topic of respectful design by providing examples of the challenges and frameworks to help inform considerate design solutions.

Designers and business owners alike will examine some of the most commonly used digital services from an ethical standpoint. This report will help you:

  • Recognize deceitful patterns, and learn how to create more efficient and honest solutions
  • Understand the impact of respectful design on business
  • Create more efficient and honest solutions
  • Raise awareness about the value of clarity and respect from digital services

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David Hindman

David Hindman

David Hindman is currently Interaction Design Director at Fjord in San Francisco. Throughout his career, he has helped solve problems and design digital services for some of the world’s most recognizable brands. David began his career in design after studying a wide range of academic subjects and after a decade of training in classical guitar performance. He draws upon this diverse background to tackle problems from a unique and well-rounded perspective. He holds a BA in economics from Northwestern, a master’s in classical guitar performance from Yale, and a MPS from NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program.