Just the messenger:
Discussions of ethics in technology and design have become more mainstream in recent years with the growth in power of digital tech. While companies have the ability to effect positive change, many seem to lack ethical principles in their decision processes, resulting in harm to their customers and brands. But practicing ethics according to our ideals is not straightforward, but context-based. This includes the industries we work in, organizational cultures, regulations, colleagues, and the varying degrees of power and autonomy specific roles may afford.
Join a panel conversation on ethics as a system of values that anyone can practice in their day to day work. The panelists will draw on their experiences as researchers in product design, user experience, branding, architecture, innovation and strategy to provide insight into what practicing ethics looks like. They will discuss specific examples, challenges, outcomes and lessons learned, how ethical practices can go beyond research to inform larger business decisions, and how to educate others on incorporating ethics into their work.