PERSONAL CODE OF ETHICS AS A UX DESIGNER
I will treat others’ projects and security the way I would like others to treat me.
I will work only on projects that I believe in, that have a greater purpose than simply creating a new product.
Do not take on projects that conflict with my personal ethics.
Give critical feedback only after asking permission to do so.
Provide direct and honest feedback, as talking around an issue will only make addressing an issue worse.
Always be transparent to users, especially in the realm of data usage.
Provide information on a product upfront, so trust can be built from the beginning of a product’s usage.
Always make time to give back to my community outside of work, as it is important to not be apart of the tech-bro stereotype.
I will not be able to work at 100% all the time, so it is important to be kind to myself. As well as maintain that understanding for users and colleagues.
Sometimes not so great results come out of honest and ethical work, it is important not to beat myself up, but learn from the experience.
I, as well as my users, am human. I need to remember that I am imperfect just as any other human. And that is ok.
I shall remain teachable, open to learning new things and adjusting my own ethics as necessary along the way.