Designer Code of Ethics by Hayley Moro
The designer code of ethics is a set of guidelines aimed at promoting ethical behavior among designers. It outlines the values and principles that designers should follow to ensure that their work is responsible, respectful, and centered around the end user. The code covers a wide range of topics, including social responsibility, accountability, and equity. It begins by highlighting the importance of establishing personalized values as a designer and then delves into the responsibility that designers have to ensure that their work has a positive impact on society. It emphasizes the need for designers to consider the long-term consequences of their work and to prioritize the well-being of users, communities, and the environment throughout the course of their career in the industry.
Table of Contents
A comprehensive designer code consists of three essential sections that cover all relevant values and guidelines.
Section I: Statement of Values
The first section is the Statement of Values, which defines the designer’s values and their significance within the given context. This serves as a foundation for the ethical guidelines that follow.