Vitaly Friedman loves beautiful content and doesn’t like to give in easily. When he is not writing, he’s most probably running front-end & UX workshops. He loves solving complex UX, front-end and performance problems. He also runs Smart Interface Design Patterns, a video course and UX training for passionate UX designers.
Towards Ethics & Privacy By Default, A Live Conversation
Dark patterns are prevailing many of the interfaces we use, and our data is collected, evaluated and handed over to third-parties left and right, often without us noticing at all. To many of our customers it’s not really a big deal — privacy is often seen as a fair price for using all the wonderful free services around us.
However, we might underestimate the value of data we hand over to data-driven companies, and with the advent of legal regulations like GDPR, we need to understand the scope of data collection and where user’s data goes. So how do we get out of this? How do we deal with advertising, tracking, sensitive data collection and treatment of data?
These are the questions we explore in the first issue of our new printed magazine. We also want to open up the conversation to a wider audience, with a free live session featuring contributing authors of the issue.
We’ll look into:
- How do we “sell” ethics and privacy to managers and clients?
- How do we change the culture of dark patterns in our interfaces?
- How and when do we integrate privacy, ethics, security in our design/dev workflows?
- How do we maintain privacy and ethics over time?
- How does GDPR help us shift the culture on the web?
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We run practical sessions every week. No fluff, just actionable techniques and strategies for building and designing better experiences. Here are a few recent ones:
- Smashing Audit Live #3
Vitaly Friedman on May 4, 2021 .Recording available.
- Smashing Audit Live #2
Vitaly Friedman on Mar 23, 2021 .Recording available.
- Smashing Audit Live
Vitaly Friedman on Feb 18, 2021 .Recording available.
- All About Icons
Marc Edwards on Oct 20, 2020 .Recording available.
- Accessibility With(out) Priorities
Chen Hui Jing on Sep 1, 2020 .
- End-to-end Testing With A Real Browser
Umar Hansa on Aug 13, 2020 .
- Getting Projects Out The Door Faster And Less Painful
Kristina Podnar on Aug 6, 2020 .