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.
Date: Thursday, 4/24/14
Time: 6:30-8:00pm - stay later if you likeNewtorking and ordering drinks/food from 6:30-7:00pmDiscussion starts at 7:00pm
Location:Tavern in the SquarePorter Square1815 Massachusetts AveCambridge, MA 02140
We will be discussing:
The Ethics of User Experience by Bill M. Gibbons. Bentley IMPACT - The Power of Ideas. (http://www.bentley.edu/impact/articles/ethics-user-experience)
Dark Patterns: inside the interfaces designed to trick you by Harry Brignull. The Verge. August 29, 2013. (http://www.theverge.com/2013/8/29/4640308/dark-patterns-inside-the-interfaces-designed-to-trick-you)
Ethical Breakdowns by Max H. Bazerman and Ann E. Tenbrunsel. Harvard Business Review. April 2011. (http://hbr.org/2011/04/ethical-breakdowns/ar/1)
The code of Gamification Ethics* by Gabe Zichermann. Gamification Corp. December 10, 2012 (http://www.gamification.co/2012/12/10/code-of-gamification-ethics/) *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.