Last week we explored what ethical design is in our class on Design Ethics. This week, we take a close look at what it means when things are designed to be intentionally harmful. Do these designers always know what they are doing? Not always, but whenever the company's interests are placed above the user, there is a problem. There are ways to serve the user without manipulating, guilting, trapping, or otherwise forcing them to do something that they wouldn't have naturally done. Take a look at this week's post (if you want to, of course!) for more about this.
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