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Wellbeing impact analysis 

Wellbeing impact analysis involves collaborative speculation on the wellbeing impacts (good and bad) to which a particular design concept may lead.  This should involve a wide range of stakeholders, including, of course, end-users.

Methods & Tools

  • Wellbeing effects as criteria for refinement -  When selecting among possible design concepts for a product or service, tagging each with potential good and bad effects on wellbeing can help add valuable criteria to the decision-making process, as well as point out areas for redesign.

Ethical impact analysis 

Ethical impact analysis involves collaborative speculation on the ethical impacts to which a particular design concept may lead.

Methods & Tools

  • Consequence Scanning - An agile method developed by doteveryone, is a way for organisations to consider the potential consequences of their product or service on people and society and provides an opportunity to mitigate or address potential harms or disasters before they happen.
  • IMPACT: A foresight game is used to train policymakers to think critically and imaginatively about the future implications of emerging change.
  • T4T - Transparency for Trust - The T4T principles provide an important framework and set of questions for the ethical analysis of health apps.  The idea is that all health apps should make plain-language answers to these questions available to the public.  While they are created for health apps, most questions are relevant to all apps and many other technologies.

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