I spent some time this weekend knocking around this idea in my head, and I have a few thoughts about what might be included.
Make the World Better Whenever Possible...
The very fabric of UX culture is woven with service to other. Our foremost responsibility is to use our skills and knowledge to make the world a better place by making our interactions with the world as straight-forward as possible.
...Or, at Least, Do No Harm
We can't always be the savior that the world needs us to be. If we are unable to make the world a better, more usable place for all, it is our responsibility to resist changes that make it more difficult and confusing, and to present alternatives where they exist.
We Will Not Fall Into Darkness
We will not implement dark patterns (designs that manipulate users into making decisions that are not in their informed interests).
We Will Design Without Bias...
UX consultant Elizabeth Chesters said it well in last week's UX chat on Twitter.
I've heard the rationale that users are going to do it anyway, so it might as well be a good experience
— Elizabeth Chesters (
) August 24, 2017
In our work, our designs should be free from bias and judgement. We must design without bias...
...or We Will Not Accept the Work
Some issues are too near and dear to our hearts to create truly unbiased designs. If we cannot complete the work in good conscious, we must decline the work.
We Will Share Our Knowledge With The Community
This does not meant that we will give away trade secrets. It means that we will discuss concepts, theories, and feedback honestly and dispassionately with the community at large in the spirit of enhancing the community as a whole.
What do you think? Any changes to what I'm suggesting, or additions you'd like to see?