Ethical Practices Are Facilitated by Ethical Infrastructures

Cennydd Bowles suggests that development frameworks and methodologies that have become popular in Silicon Valley and elsewhere create ethical risk. She advocates for the creation of "ethical infrastructure," or sets of practices, processes, and mechanisms that promote the contemplation of ethics in digital design and development. These may include adjustments to innovation processes to include foresight and anticipation of second-order impacts of new technologies, thorough consideration of possible negative impacts and unintended consequences of innovation, conversations with broader groups of stakeholders than end users, and taking time to learn about ethics.



Bowles, Cennydd. “All These Worlds Are Yours.” Cennydd.Com (blog). Accessed July 11, 2021.