Oct 22, 2022
Served as session co-chair with Saskia van Kampen entitled Designing Ethics at SECAC 2022: Water Shed. This session sought presenters to question design systems’ role in influencing human behavior, culture, society, and the environment. It asked educators to consider design for social, cultural, and ecological sustainability; to redesign the role of technology and industry values; and to prioritize professional accountability that might elevate the human condition. Presenters brought a variety of perspectives to the prompt. Breuna Baine presented Why Do We Keep Getting It Wrong? Stereotypes in Design and Advertising; Margaret Fletcher and Jennifer Pindyck presented Race, Place, and Space; Bryan Perry presented Manifesting the Manifesto: Toward a Recognition of Design’s Culpability in the Mess We Are In and Ideas for a Way Forward; and Christina Singer presented Leading by Example: Ethics in Design Education.