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Discussion on: What are our responsibilities as software developers beyond writing code? 🌎💻

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Kate (she/her) Author

Hey Justin, thank you for sharing your experience. I've always been curious about human computer interaction programs! What was it like? Was your program UI/UX focused?
I know that business programs tend to have a business ethics classes. I wonder if some day, some sort of technology ethics class will be more prevalent...

I've never heard of those open source projects, thanks for sharing!

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Justin Ho

Hi Kate,

The program I studied had 3 areas of focus and I was involved with 2: systems design and UX design. I mostly left the graphics design to others though as many of our work was in small 2-4 person teams like a scrum and I was better at project management and copywriting.

We do discuss ethics as well for accessibility and how certain designs can completely gentrify a low col area. The problem is that there's no enforcement for any malpractice in software or design so the responsibility to create something for good isn't there.

Please do try them out (if you use an android)! I found myself using those services less because I was not able to scroll haha.

Forem Open with the Forem app