Pre-orders are open for Design for Safety!
Pre-orders are now officially open for Design for Safety!
“How will our product hurt people?” As web workers, we don’t often ask this question—but we should. Too often, we design for idealized circumstances, even though our users bring a range of complicated personal dynamics to every interaction. When we fail to explicitly design for vulnerable users, we unintentionally prioritize their abusers.
Eva PenzeyMoog explains how even the most well-intentioned design can be weaponized for interpersonal harm. Through poignant, all-too-common examples, Eva demonstrates how to identify a design’s potential for abuse, how to avoid and mitigate the damage, and how to bake safety into every step of the design process. We can’t build good digital products unless we recognize that our users’ safety, and lives, are at stake.
If you pre-order the book, you should get it on or very close to (we all know that sometimes we just can’t control shipping) the release date of August 3rd.
I’m still pretty uncomfortable with this kind of promotional stuff, but - if you’re part of a design or tech community, I’d love help with getting the word out about this book. I believe this content is so important and I want to spread it far and wide!
I’m also looking for any and all opportunities for talking about this work and this book - if you’re connected to a podcast, conference, MeetUp group, Slack community, learning space, design/tech publication, or book club, and would be willing to put me or information about my book in front of your audience, please let me know!
I’m so excited that this book is finally coming out, and also excited to share with you all some of the things that didn’t quite make the cut or the final draft deadline (ahem, Apple AirTags) - I’ll be including those in future newsletters.