Morten Rand-Hendriksen is a designer, developer, educator, and open-source advocate known for his engaging and insightful online courses at LinkedIn Learning, provocative TikTok videos, and talks on design, development, and tech ethics. He also sporadically teaches Interaction Design at Emily Carr University of Art + Design.
He consistently promotes the importance of empathy, ethics, and accessibility in the design and development of digital products. Morten is a leading voice on the societal impact of internet and AI technologies, exploring the ethical implications and potential consequences that these advancements have on our lives. Through his research, writing, and public speaking engagements, he encourages thoughtful discussions on how to build a more equitable and sustainable digital future for all, emphasizing the need for a dignity- and capability-centered approach in the rapidly evolving tech landscape.
I Thought we Were Building World Peace - Using Tech Ethics to Build Better Futures
Every decision we make is one made on behalf of your user. How do we know the decisions we make are the right ones? It is time we initiate a conversation: About where we are and where we want to go, about how we define and measure goodness and rightness in the digital realm, about responsibility, about decisions and consequences, about building something bigger than our own apps. It is time we talk about the ethics of design.
This talk introduces a method for ethical decision making in design and tech. Rather than a wet moralistic blanket covering the fires of creativity, ethics can be the hearth that makes our creative fires burn brighter without burning down the house.