Dark patterns and human centered design

As someone who teaches user experience, among other things, this session at MozFest 22 was particularly interesting for me. What I knew as persuasive design, addictive design, and emotional design, all of which I found unethical, are now called ‘dark patterns’. Dark Patterns refer to interface design tactics in digital products to persuade one into […]

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MozFest Discussion: Decolonising AI and Digital Extractivism

One of MozFest 22’s themes was about “decolonising AI”. What does the term really mean? As MozFest put it, worldviews, practices and algorithms embedded in the knowledge of the Global Majority, African, Asian, Middle Eastern, Latin American, Black, Indigenous, and people who have been racialized as ‘ethnic minorities’ – and have largely been kept apart […]

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AI & Equality

An AI and Human Rights Toolbox

<AI & Equality> is a Women at the Table initiative in collaboration with UN Human Rights (OHCHR). It is a basic human rights workshop blended with tools to directly and immediately see how human rights principles can be applied and thought about analytically in code. The workshop showcases a Human Rights-Based Approach (HRBA) to AI, […]

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