This quick exercise trains your moral sensitivity as a designer. Learn to recognise and deconstruct the scripts of existing designs. By questioning why a design is the way it is, you’ll uncover the underlying intentions and world-view of its designer.
Describe the ‘WHAT’ of the design. Use the questions on the template.
Describe the ‘HOW’ of the design. Use this to determine the script: Like the script of a movie or a theatre play, an artefact can ‘prescribe’ its users how to act when they use it. Write this down.
Describe the ‘WHY’ of the design. Use this to determine the underlying worldview. Write this down.
This template or large sheet of paper,
pens, an example product
Framing, or whenever you want to train your moral sensitivity