Design and Alterity // Designing Consent into Social Networks with Caroline Sinders

SindersSaturday, February 27
10:30 PM – 3:30 PM
The Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry
CFA 111, Carnegie Mellon University
Free for CMU students, faculty, and staff
$10 for Pittsburgh Community

Includes Vegetarian Lunch * Limited Seating

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**This workshop is currently full, but please email if you would like to be placed on a waitlist.**

Designing Consent into Social Networks is a full-day design workshop focusing on interactions of abuse, user experience, and information architecture in social media. How may we design social media systems to encourage civil behavior, discourage troll culture, and short-circuit harassment? This workshop will consider, in practical terms, the intersections of digital infrastructure and human emotion: examining best practices for flexibly optimizing both safety and usability, while respecting the needs and perspectives of diverse participants.


Caroline Sinders is a user researcher at IBM Watson Research Center, and an artist, UX/UI designer, and video game developer. She received her masters from New York University’s Interactive Telecommunications Program where she focused on HCI, prototyping, and interactive storytelling. Caroline’s work has been featured in the Contemporary Art Museum of Houston,, Fusion News, Washington Post, New York Magazine, and the 32nd Chaos Communication Congress (32c3).

// Design and Alterity Events// 

Presentations and Panel Discussion • Thursday, February 25th

Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon • Friday, February 26th

The Design and Alterity event series is made possible in part through the generous support of the Carnegie Mellon University College of Fine Arts, the Carnegie Mellon School of Art, and in part by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.