IAT-102: 12 Lets Get Ethical — A slide deck
Let's Get Ethical (Ethical!)
In this week's lecture
- What are ethics?
- Ethics in graphic design
- Modern ethical problems
Lecture slides will be available the morning of the lecture.
Close All Laptops Please
Only the back row may use laptops during lecture.
P05 Final Reflection
A reminder that this is a reflection on your portfolio and how it shows your design ethos. As part of this reflection you are expected to talk about the work and, or, the term.
Using your written reflection as a starting point, you will be building a presentation reflecting on your portfolio.
- No more than 2 minutes
- No more than 8 slides permitted
- Presentations must be in PDF form (no Prezi/Powerpoint)
- Slides must be 1280x720 pixels
Due to Canvas before your lab time:
- 1 completed citation/submission sheet (PDF)
- 1 completed presentation (PDF)
Please also bring your presentation to lab.
Let's Get Ethical! Ethical!
Graphic design can influence others; as a result we should be aware and wary of its effects.
A personal act can be considered:
- Moral — an act in accordance with societal or personal morals.
- Immoral — an act in opposition to societal or personal morals.
- Amoral — an act inconsiderate of societal or personal morals.
Design Effects People
Remember that we are designing for an audience, and as small as our decisions may seem, they can affect others.
Working with integrity means thinking beyond yourself: What are the larger effects of what I do?
As designers we have a lot of control over how a message is perceived.
In this example, National Geographic 'retroactively repositioned' a pyramid. Why might this be a problem?
Is the act of making yourself appear supportive of a cause which you really are not.
Being environmentally friendly in your materials is not as simple as printing on recycled paper.
Is it better to read in print or online?
Spec work and crowdsourcing are two routes which starting designers often take. These are dangerous because they cheapen (or make free) all your work.
Remember that your work should somehow benefit you and/or the community you are working for.
"Design is not a realm for lazy minds"Luba Lukova
Plagiarism on Show
Let's take a quick look at You Thought We Wouldn't Notice
As soon as your work takes on a fixed form, it is protected by copyright. This includes:
- Creation of copies
- Making works based on the original
- Displaying the work publicly
- Selling rights of the work
- To display or show on other media
Copyright is Forever
If you died today, the copyright on your work would expire July 26th, 2067. Or, if you were in the U.S. – 2087.
Remember that you are in control of your rights; organizations like Creative Commons lets you make it easier to release some of your rights to the world.
Cite, Cite, Cite
Every element that is not yours should be clearly cited particularly if they go in your portfolio. It helps us distinguish what is yours or not.
Remember when you create a work, who you are working with — and for — can also matter in your control of copyright.
This is Why Process Matters
If you do the time, you likely can't commit a crime. In other words, show your process.
Some cases for use of copyrighted works are permitted, some of these include:
- News purposes
Ok, great, what do I do now?
- Office hours — Mondays from 8:30-9:30am and Thursdays from 8:30-9:30am at the Surrey campus mezzanine.