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MediaJustice Fall Political Education Series: Designing Consentful Health Technologies
November 9 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm ESTFree
Have you wondered where your health data goes when you use an app? Are you interested in learning about consentful technology?
What might health tracking apps look like if they were designed to be consentful? Many of us rely on apps and devices to track our health data because they’re so convenient and easy to use. But we might not be sure exactly what we’re consenting to when we use them, and that’s no accident.
In this workshop, we’ll look closely at technologies that track our health data, for example period trackers and step counters. We’ll expose the ways they might be working without our consent. We’ll then use some simple design exercises to create alternative mockups for health technologies that are based in good consent rather than extraction.
No design experience is necessary. Please join with something you can record your thoughts on, whether that’s a pen and paper or a blank text document on your computer. Note: this is a youth friendly event!
Register by 10/31 to request any access needs.
Speaker Bio: Una Lee is a Vermont-based design practitioner, collaborative design facilitator, and community organizer. Through her practice and organizing work, she attempts to use design to build the world we need, while also pushing the design field to be accountable for its impact on the world we live in. Una founded the Consentful Tech Project, is the creative director of the co-design studio And Also Too, and is a co-founder of the Design Justice Network.