SXSW 2024

What Harm Could it Do? Investigating Harm By Design


From the products we use every day to the systems that govern our lives, design plays a powerful role in shaping our world. But too often, design is used to reinforce harmful biases, perpetuate inequality, and even endanger lives. Harm by Design is a project and workshop dedicated to exploring the ways in which design can do harm. It’s primary focus is to help designers acknowledge, reflect on, and reduce unintended harms.

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  1. How do design and harm intersect?
  2. What role does the designer play in the ways design can reinforce biases and systems of oppression within our current society?
  3. How might design be used to intervene and disrupt within the spaces it causes harm?


  • Libby Riddell, Designer, N/A


Libby Riddell, Designer, N/A

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  • Event: SXSW
  • Format: Workshop
  • Track: Design
  • Track 2
  • Level: Intermediate

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