At the CHI 2001 conference, I was on a panel with Rolf Molich, Brenda Laurel, Whitney Quesenbery, and Carolyn Snyder  that discussed ethical dilemmas in HCI. I think that HCI practitioners face ethical issues all the time, but ethics is a bit like sex or religionpeople are uncomfortable talking about it in public forums. My past may have influenced my perspective. I have been the chair of a military human use review board, worked on a draft of the UPA Code of Conduct, been involved in a court case that focused on the ethics of experimentation, and conducted…
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