THE REFLECTIVE DESIGNER: A DISCUSSION ON ETHICS BASED ON END-USER INVOLVEMENT IN KEBRI BEYAH REFUGEE CAMP
Editor: Marjanovic Dorian, Storga Mario, Pavkovic Neven, Bojcetic Nenad
Author: Nielsen, B.F.
Section: SOCIOTECHNICAL ISSUES IN DESIGN
Involving end-users in the design process is rare, and end-user access in humanitarian relief settings is often hindered partly due to ethical considerations. Contextual challenges unpredictably interfere with the execution of end-user research conducted in Kebri Beyah refugee camp and demanded continuous reflection, readjustment and improvisation from the design team. Designers could benefit from a more ethically reflective design practise that makes them able to think about ethics 'in action' and design in a more conscious manner. This ethical reflection however, is strengthened in context.