As designers, we want to make products people love. But we also want to create technology that leaves a positive mark on the world. How can we better predict the true impact products could have on people and society, for good and for bad?
Artefact created The Tarot Cards of Tech to inspire important conversations around the true impact of technology and the products we design. The deck of cards and interactive websiteencourage creators to think about the outcomes technology can have, from unintended consequences to opportunities for positive change.
The tech + design community is waking up to ways in which even the best creative intentions can lead to harmful outcomes like fake news and smartphone addiction. Instead of "move fast and break things," it's time to slow down and ask important questions of our products.
Each of The Tarot Cards of Tech contains prompts and provocations to help creators think through issues of equity, access, and usage so they can build more responsible products.
The cards are a way to put humanity-centered design into practice so that we can think bigger picture and longer term about how the products we create will have an effect on the world. Not only is it the right thing to do, but it makes better technology for everyone.