Lauren Liss

Camp Counselor

Consent and Ethics in Experience Design

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Wednesday, May 25, 2022 - 7:30 PM UTC, for 1 hour.

Regular, 60 minute presentation

Room: Campsite 1

design thinking
ethical design
consensual design
dark patterns

This session will explore the realities and impact that persuasive design techniques (both intentional and not) play into how participants engage with technology. We will look at examples of paternalistic, devious, and/or deceptive design, as well as well-intentioned design choices that may have unintended consequences. We will discuss the idea of consent as it relates to the people that interact with our interface, and how we can morally augment their experiences for the greater good without leaving them in the dark.


No prerequisites necessary - the greater variety of backgrounds, the better!

Take Aways

  • How to identify patterns of non-consensual or unethical design
  • How to understand the value of personal information
  • How to be responsible for the transaction between a product/service and its audience

Supporting Resources

favorited by:
Josh Gretz Homer Gaines Cassandra Faris Matt Ridley Derrell Connor