Cennydd  Bowles 

Product designer at Twitter

Cennydd Bowles is a digital product designer and strategist. He has a decade of experience helping companies realise the benefits of good design, most recently as Design Lead at Twitter. He writes for A List Apart and is author of the book Undercover User Experience Design.

The Ethical Designer

Presented at Camp Digital 2015.

For decades, the spaces we live in have been built by consensus. Planners, architects, councils, consultation; and always the watchful eye of the regulators and elected officials. But the world’s favourite digital spaces are largely in the hands of people like you and me.

We have to oversee ourselves – and it’s not going very well. Are we focusing on the right problems? Or just aggrandising the mundane? How do we know what the right problems are? How can we guide ourselves to appreciate the cultural and personal impact of the decisions we make?

It’s time for our industry to become ethically aware, if we’re to have a chance of doing the right thing.