Morten Rand-Hendriksen


Morten is a senior staff instructor at LinkedIn Learning (formerly with 60+ courses published on WordPress, web standards, design and UX, and future technologies. His current focus is design- and tech-ethics and how emerging technologies will shape our collective futures. Morten occasionally teaches Interaction Design at Emily Carr University of Art and Design and wears out his shoes on the ballroom dance floor. In his spare time you’ll find him playing with his son or trying to take things apart and putting them together again.

RRS '19 Talk

Practical Ethics for Designers 101

(with Eugenia Bertulis)

The history of moral philosophy has many lessons for design. This talk outlines the three major philosophical movements grounding western ethics and illustrates each with activities designers currently practice. Finally, a fourth approach from economic theory is proposed as additional guidance for designers seeking ways to build good in the world.

1. Utilitarianism and User Testing.
2. Deontology and the Design Brief.
3. Virtue Ethics and Precedent Research.
4. Capabilities Approach and Better Interactions.

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