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Trust and Responsibility in Design (Interaction Design Day)

September 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

This event is presented by IxDA Seattle as part of World Interaction Design Day. Thank you to Adobe for sponsoring food and to Artefact for hosting and providing beverages!

Celebrate Interaction Design Day with your community by joining us for an in-depth conversation about trust and responsibility in design!

We should all know by now that what we produce as designers and technologists can have unintended consequences. From concerns about privacy and transparency to perpetuating inequities and bias, what we produce can have far-reaching and unintentional impacts.

Even if you’re interested in starting this discussion at your own workplace, where can you start? How do companies decide to engage in ethical decision making frameworks? How can designers anticipate what might happen?

Our panel will discuss the responsibilities of designers in the modern world, and how we can build trust and practice ethical design. You’ll come away with tactical methods for engaging in these topics in your own work, and how to leverage tools/frameworks to make design a practical reflection of the society that we want to live in.


Moderated by Sheryl Cababa – Executive Creative Director at Artefact

– Albert Shum – CVP of Design, Experiences & Devices Group at Microsoft

– Cheryl Platz – Principal UX Designer, Human-Centered Design Team at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

– More panelists coming soon!


6:00p | Doors open

6:00 – 6:30p | people arrive; food & drink & spontaneous conversation

6:30 – 7:45p | panel discussion + Q&A

7:45 – 8:30p | more food & drink & spontaneous conversation, clean up!


How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Contact us at with any questions!

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
You can if you want. But you can also just check in with your name.

Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?
Yes! Just let us know who you’re transferring it to (and what their email address is) by emailing

Is there a code of conduct?
Yes. Please take a moment to read through IxDA’s Code of Conduct before registering.


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Seattle, WA 98104 United States
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