Ethics in user experience design has become a prevalent topic in recent years. But from a pragmatic perspective, what are the ethical issues and considerations we must take into account as designers? And, how do we approach design while also considering the long-reaching effects of our decisions? This presentation will explore ethics in UX design placing emphasis on the importance and impact of ethics in design. Ethical issues are not always evident in the design process only becoming all-to-evident upon release of a product or feature. Having an understanding of the types of ethical issues resulting from UX design decisions gives us a foundation for understanding and moving towards a taxonomy and framework to aid designers in evaluating concepts at the point of design.
About the speakers
Chris Kiess is a Principal UX Designer and Lead currently working at Walgreen’s Boots Alliance in the Greater Chicago Area where he is part of a large effort to overhaul the pharmaceutical software and experience. Chris has more than 12 years’ design experience in the healthcare industry and specializes in healthcare UX. He has worked with a number of large organizations in healthcare to include Eli Lilly, Indiana University School of Medicine, the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Alzheimer’s Association, Amedisys Home Health and Hospice Care and GN ReSound.
Chris has a Master of Library & Information Science and a Master of Science in Health Informatics – both from Indiana University. When he isn’t designing, cooking or writing, he enjoys spending time with his wife, daughter and their geriatric Maltese, Cody.