Design is Not Neutral

Designed to accompany Margaret Stewart's keynote on responsible design during the 2019 f8 conference, this poster aims to evoke tools and concepts throughout history that, if closely inspected, demonstrate that no design decision is or has been truly neutral.

Design is Not Neutral poster
Design is Not Neutral alternative Riso version
A3 size Risograph-specific design variation.
Design is Not Neutral alternative version
Abandoned alternate design direction.

All design is influenced by the maker's background, history, interests, and knowledge. These often invisible biases exist in every decision made to bring a product or technology to market, and their influence can be traced back through the products and ideas that influenced them.