Does your design make the world a better place, or at least does it avoid making it a worse place?

Design for Real Life

Eric Meyer and Sara Wachter-Boettcher

There's often a lot more to consider when you design software than you think there is. People in the real world have all sorts of needs, desires, and fears. Unless you consider them properly when you design, you could put something into the world that makes some people's lives worse. This short book helps you to consider these angles.

Ruined by Design: How Designers Destroyed the World, and What We Can Do to Fix It

Mike Monteiro

In his usual direct manner, Mike challenges us to realise that we have the power as designers to ruin the world. We need to treat our profession with the respect it deserves, and think about what we're doing.

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