• Ethics VS morality: what are designers responsibilities?

    I have always been torn by the conflict between ethics VS morality, as a designer as well as a person.

    Since I was a child, I have always been obsessed with understanding how the world works and how I can make it better for all of us.

    I have a very strong sense of ethics, but no understanding of common morality, which has often generated conflicts with the people around me on issues of principles and values.

    As designers, we are taught about persuasion and return on investment, we deal everyday with multiple pressures from stakeholders, clients, team members, and sometimes we may ultimately forget what we are doing, and why. 

    We often hear about corporate or governments’ responsibility… what about designers’ responsibility?

    Here’s how I personally approach ethics as a designer today, but first: what is ethics ?

  • Why UX Design sucks

    Those who were called Graphic Designers or Art Directors up to 10 years ago, today are called User Experience Designers (which is waaay much cooler).
    But what has really changed?

    Too often, nothing, only the title on the curriculum.
    Even when something has really changed in the way they (we!) approach design, I have my doubts that we have really improved in comparison to the past.