People who organize information for discovery and use have a responsibility to design ethically, and many have been having discussions about this in past years. It can be easy to pass the buck, stating that it is out of our hands, not our responsibility, or an issue that we can’t influence. However, as information architects, we have a responsibility to facilitate a conversation and outline important issues around ethics and information.
This talk will introduce an Ethics Canvas which can be applied widely within projects, teams, groups and organizations.
Key takeaways from the session:
- Ethics is important in a professional context.
- There’s a tool that can help you start and sustain constructive conversations in your teams and workplaces.
- Where to find the tool and how to use it.
About the speakers
Sarah Rice is an information architect with over two decades of strategy and consulting experience, designing and executing excellent user experiences for companies such as Google, Sony, Sun Microsystems, Microsoft, eBay, Princess Cruises and Yahoo!
She has a master’s degree in Information Science and consults with a number of user experience firms under Seneb Consulting. She served on the Board of Directors of the Information Architecture Institute, is active in the American Society for Information Science and Technology’s Information Architecture Summit. She also speaks regularly at industry conferences.