Ethics by Design

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Ethics by Design


A thought-provoking two-hour workshop aimed at those working in product, design, management and engineering.

When you design or engineer a product, you believe that it will have a positive impact on your target market. But do you have the resources to think about how your technologies might affect society as a whole? This evening workshop will introduce you to the basics of ethical thinking and will help you implement ethics in your working day.

Introduction to ethics and morality

Introduction to meta-ethics and constructing ethical frameworks

Focus on human rights

Discussion of governance and implementation through your working day

An understanding of the language and process of ethics-by-design

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About the Instructor

Alice Thwaite a tech ethicist. She holds a MSc from Oxford University in the Social Sciences of the Internet, and a MA Cantab from the University of Cambridge in the History and Philosophy of Science.

She is frequently asked by BBC News and BBC World News to commentate on matters relating to technology, ethics and society. She has bylines in openDemocracy, Quartz and Alice is the presenter of a popular podcast that tackles various matters relating to society, ethics & technologies impact on society.

Alice specialises in healthy information environments. She is the founder of the Echo Chamber Club, and is the author of philosophical theories relating to technology & conflict. As well as providing general ethical theories, she is often called upon to review issues relating to disinformation, content moderation, advertising and data ethics.

In previous roles she has been Head of Commercial at a technology start-up, a publisher of special reports for The Times newspaper, and briefly she worked as a location manager on film sets.


This workshop takes place in our studio in Shoreditch, London.

Experience Haus
Unit 4 – Galaxy House
32 Leonard Street

Who is this for and why should you attend?

The course is perfect for anyone who is looking to add digital product design skills to their existing skillset.

Previous students include account managers, front-end developers, graphic designers and brand consultants.

Although there are no pre-requisites to take the course, having a keen interest in design definitely helps. There is no need to have any knowledge of particular software as you will be taught everything along the way.

What is Experience Haus?

Experience Haus provides applied learning and hands-on courses for organisations and individuals covering an abundance of different digital expertise. They offer practitioner taught skills training across design and innovation, marketing and growth and personal and professional development.

Crucially, the company goes above and beyond the purely technical and hopes to uncover the black holes in business. The company’s offering of events, part-time courses (pairing students with start-ups), hands-on workshops and bespoke programming intends to bridge the gap between economical and accessible learning for the curious.