Remember Google’s slogan in their early days? It was “Don’t Be Evil.” Yes, really. Ok, now that you’ve stopped laughing, you should know that some former employees of both Google and Facebook have started an organization called the Center for Human Technology. Their website states the problem clearly: What began as a race to monetize […]
I just posted a new repository of some HTML5 page starter code. Feel free to clone it, fork it, or download it for your own use.
As I continue to find topics related to ethical design, one name that seems to steadily pop-up is that of Anil Dash. I like that he is bringing this to more people’s attention. Here’s a quick video of him answering the question that my blog asks in every post: Does Technology Need to Be Ethical? […]
The marketing people at Apple know how to make people feel good. It’s a big part of the company’s success. One thing that they do really well, on their website and on their physical packaging, is the use of white space. The term, white space, simply means the empty space that is not used for […]
I have been aware for at least three decades how the music industry targets and hooks into young people for the rest of their lives. For teens (and pre-teens) music is not only formative but also defines a kid’s identity and groups of friends. At that age, a 4/4 beat at 140 bps with frequencies […]
Imagine you own a store, and on the front door you have a big sign that says “Visually impaired and other handicapped people are not welcome!” That would be awful. But you might already be doing that.
Some people who don’t have full use of their hands cannot use a mouse. Learn how to navigate your computer with only your keyboard.
Virginia Eubanks’ new book, “Automating Inequality” covers the history of how automated algorithms have been used to make big decisions that affect peoples’ lives. #AI #poverty
A subversive type of web design pattern is known as a “dark pattern.” It is a way to trick the user into doing something solely to the advantage of the website owner.
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