Unintended Consequences of Design

“Tech moves fast, but human nature stays the same”. We drop products into the delicate ecosystem of human existence and our intent is positive. Are we also responsible for negative effects such as addiction and bullying? Can we predict and warn of the unintended consequences of the next big thing?

In his UXBristol workshop Mike Harris explored methods and ways of working that we can use as UX practitioners so that we can discover the ‘full effect’ of our digital world. 

About Mike

Mike is a researcher and service designer with a background in Psychology and Human Factors. During the last decade he has worked in many sectors to bring about digital improvement. His main interest is the ethics of tech and how we as humans can live with it.