Our next book is Sara Wachter-Boettcher’s Technically Wrong: Sexist Apps, Biased Algorithms, and Other Threats of Toxic Tech
About the Book:
“Buying groceries, tracking our health, finding a date: whatever we want to do, odds are that we can now do it online. But few of us ask why all these digital products are designed the way they are. It’s time we change that.
Many of the services we rely on are full of oversights, biases, and downright ethical nightmares: Chatbots that harass women. Signup forms that fail anyone who’s not straight. Social media sites that send peppy messages about dead relatives. Algorithms that put more black people behind bars.
Sara Wachter-Boettcher takes an unflinching look at the values, processes, and assumptions that lead to these and other problems. Technically Wrong demystifies the tech industry, leaving those of us on the other side of the screen better prepared to make informed choices about the services we use—and demand more from the companies behind them.”
GET THE BOOK
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DO I NEED TO READ THE BOOK?
Yes, our discussions will be about the book and the topics and ideas that it includes. So we ask that you come to book club having read some or all of the book and be ready to discuss its topics and ideas.
WHAT HAPPENS AT BOOK CLUB
6.00 – Join us at the venue from 6pm for drinks and snacks
6.30 – One of us gives a summary of the book
6.35 – We break into groups for conversation about the book guided by some suggested topics and talking points.
7.15 – We share our group’s discussions and ideas with the full group and continue to discuss the book amongst the whole group.
8.00 – The book club concludes but everyone is welcome to stay and continue the UX discussions!
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS
Thank you to UX Mastery (https://uxmastery.com) for again sponsoring UX Book Club and another big thank you to MYOB (https://www.myob.com/au) for providing a fantastic venue for our book club – at their brilliant Innovation Hub.