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Designing Against Domestic Violence–Eva PenzeyMoog at Design ’19

In the leadup to our Design ’19 conference, we’re focussing on some of the sessions we think will really have an impact.

Eva PenzeyMoog is a Lead Designer at 8th Light, who works to ensure that digital products cannot be be used as tools of abuse, with the goal of reducing harm in the world through centering the safety of victims of domestic violence.

The reality of domestic violence doesn’t disappear when people enter the digital world. Abusers use technology to exploit and control their victims, meaning that technologists have a responsibility to ensure that users of our products are empowered to protect their safety. How can we prevent people with violent intentions from forms of abuse and control that are digital, such as browsing a victim’s computer, finding sensitive information about them online, or creating fake content in their name?

How can our products that involve real people, such as software for building managers, protect against an abuser talking their way past a building’s doorman whose uses software to track approved guests? While there’s no simple answer and ultimately no way to ensure our users’ safety in all situations, thoughtful considerations and small changes while designing and building products can and does result in meaningful contributions to people’s safety. This talk will explore how to think through a lens of safety, create those thoughtful considerations, and advocate for an emphasis on safety.

We honestly feel these sorts of considerations are vital for anyone working on digital products and services, and we hope you do too.

About Design ’19

Great design is no longer a nice to have for successful digital products, services and customer experiences. It’s vitally important. Design brings world leading experts across the complete Product Design spectrum to share their insights and expertise. If you are involved with the design of digital product or services, you can’t afford to miss this one-of-a-kind Australian event. Only in Melbourne, arguably Australia’s Design capital, April 11 and 12, 2019.

Who’s it for?

Design is for everyone involved with the design of great products and services. From user research, to product owners and managers, UX, CX, IxD and Product Designers, Design Managers, Art and Creative Directors, content developers and strategists.

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