Book Club - Come discuss 4 short articles on the ethics of Interaction Design!

10 Apr 2014 - 10:30am
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Samara Watkiss

What does it mean to influence user behavior? What are your responsibilities as a designer? What value system are you promoting through your designs?

Join fellow designers for snacks, drinks and lively discussion as we tackle these questions.

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Date: Thursday, 4/24/14

Time: 6:30-8:00pm - stay later if you like
Newtorking and ordering drinks/food from 6:30-7:00pm
Discussion starts at 7:00pm

Tavern in the Square
Porter Square
1815 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02140

Hashtag: #ixdabostonreads

We will be discussing:

The Ethics of User Experience by Bill M. Gibbons. Bentley IMPACT - The Power of Ideas. (

Dark Patterns: inside the interfaces designed to trick you by Harry Brignull. The Verge. August 29, 2013. (

Ethical Breakdowns by Max H. Bazerman and Ann E. Tenbrunsel. Harvard Business Review. April 2011. (

The code of Gamification Ethics* by Gabe Zichermann. Gamification Corp. December 10, 2012 (
*For purposes of our discussion, focus on the actual code written in blue, the introduction before and the comments after are interesting but less relevant.


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