173-minute 21st Century Skills CourseStart Course
- 21st Century Skills
About this Course
With all the power that technology yields, it comes with tremendous responsibility. This course will introduce Ethical Design, which considers the moral implication of one's work on others. Specifically, we'll focus on tech at the intersection of development, design, and business. We'll reflect on how tricky interfaces and dirty data practices have negative consequences on society. Ethical frameworks and tools will be shared so you can evaluate and align your actions with your values. Techniques for effective advocacy will enable you to nurture human-centered decisions in your organization. This course is for everyone who works in tech, regardless of their role.
What you'll learn
- Define Ethical Design
- Identify dark patterns and anti-patterns
- Evaluate data implications and privacy concerns
- Learn about the societal impacts, from mental health to perpetuations of bias
- Gain tools, frameworks, and techniques for effective advocacy and decision making
Hope is a Senior Product Designer at Treehouse. Since 2009, she has worked in education, tech, and non-profits. In her spare time, she advocates for sustainability and hangs out with her cats.
Michelle is the EDI & Culture Manager at Treehouse. Prior to her work at the company, she worked in higher education at various colleges focusing on leadership developments and social justice with students. Feel free to add her on LinkedIn!
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