Interaction18 — Designing for Privacy and Ethics

Thursday, 8. March 2018

By Fiona Mc Andrew, Trinity College Dublin - Learnovate, Ireland  and Diana Dikke, IMC AG, Germany

In scope of the Interaction18, IxDA’s annual global conference, Fiona McAndrew from the Learnovate Centre, Dublin, gave a talk entitled “Designing for Privacy and Ethics”. Using DEVELOP, as a case study, Fiona walked the audience through the challenges and opportunities of designing for privacy and ethics.

When designing for Privacy and Ethics, Fiona gives the following recommendations:

  • Be mindful of the privacy paradox when talking to users
  • Get up to speed with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
  • Work with Privacy Experts
  • Allow sufficient time, as there is no rule book.

Fiona’s full talk is linked below and it expands on these recommendations.

Fiona Mc Andrew - Designing for privacy & ethics from Interaction Design Association on Vimeo.

The Interaction18 conference is attended by top designers from large companies like Mircosoft, Facebook, and Mozilla as well as designers from high profile design consultancies like Cooper, Frog and Fjord. This year’s conference attracted roughly 800 people, and approximately 300 people attended Fiona’s talk.

Fiona shares her impressions in her blog:

“Interaction18 was an absolute joy to speak at. In the conference, there was a strong theme of speakers asking about, and presenting on, how to design for desirable outcomes.

It is certainly an interesting and challenging time to be designing technology. Everything is designed. Few things are designed well. But with conscious intention and application, anything can be well designed.

In our following posts, we will keep you up-to-date regarding the progress of the DEVELOP project, as well as upcoming and past events.