Design ethics is like having a set of rules or guidelines that help people make things that are fair, kind, and considerate to others.
Just like how we have rules to be kind to our friends and share our toys, design ethics are rules for making things on the computer or in real life that don’t hurt anyone and treat everyone nicely.
Imagine you’re making a game or a website. Design ethics would remind you to:
- Be Kind: Make sure your game or website doesn’t say mean things or make fun of anyone. It’s important to be respectful to everyone who uses it.
- Be Inclusive: Think about making things that everyone can enjoy, no matter where they’re from or what they’re like. Just like how we like to play with different friends, we should make things that welcome everyone.
- Tell the Truth: Your game or website shouldn’t lie or trick people. It’s like playing a fair game – everyone should know the rules and what to expect.
- Protect Privacy: If you ask people for their information, like names or addresses, you have to keep it safe and not share it with others. It’s like having a secret diary that only you can read.
- Think About Feelings: Make sure your creation doesn’t scare or upset people. Imagine how you’d feel if you saw something that made you sad or scared.
- Ask for Permission: If you use someone else’s pictures, words, or ideas, you need to ask them if it’s okay first. It’s like sharing toys – you ask before borrowing.
- Help, Not Harm: Your game or website should try to help people or make them happy, not make them feel bad or hurt.
Design ethics is all about being a good friend to everyone who uses what you create. It’s like making sure your creations spread happiness and kindness all around!