Cennydd Bowles
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Cennydd Bowles
Digital product designer and writer

Design for the decades to come.

Cennydd Bowles is a London-based digital product designer with sixteen years of experience advising clients including Twitter, Ford, Cisco, and the BBC. His focus today is the ethics of emerging technology. He has lectured on the topic at Facebook, Stanford University, and Google, and is a sought-after speaker at technology and design events worldwide. His second book, Future Ethics, was published in 2018.

 
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Disrupt the tech industry.

Over the coming decades, technologists will demand a huge amount of trust from the public; trust we’ve yet to earn. It’s time for our field to take ethics seriously, to design for sustainable society as well as user needs, and to reframe technology as a means of empowerment, not just profit.

There’s a lot to do. Let’s get started.


Ethics consulting

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Hire me to run an ethical design sprint, an intensive, turbocharged week in which you’ll learn innovative ethical design techniques, drawing on speculative design, futurism, and contemporary practical ethics, and apply them to a real business challenge you face. Or take my brand new workshop Morality in Making (coming soon), introducing key ideas in a single day.

Speaking

In-house teams and conference organisers alike rely on me to instruct and inspire their audiences. I have been giving keynote talks across the globe for a decade; for 2019, my talks focus on ethical design and product development processes, and what lies ahead in the design industry’s next decade.

New book: Future Ethics

‘An eloquent, insightful and utterly readable guide to thinking about the complicated mess we have made for ourselves. A must read for anyone who is inventing the future or cares about living in it.’

Buy Now: Paperback & Digital Editions

 
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Expert training

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In the four-hour workshop Rapid Motion Prototyping, you’ll learn the theory of motion design – timing, physics, choreography and more – and the surprising power of Keynote, the rapid prototyping tool you never knew you had.

Meanwhile, the one-day Visual Design Fundamentals course will teach you the essentials of visual design, including layout, typography, colour, and iconography. An ideal workshop for UX designers, developers, and product managers.

Hands-on design

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I offer hands-on digital product design – including UX design, information architecture, interaction design, visual design, prototyping, motion design, and product management – to select clients, across all major platforms, including iOS, Android, and web. If you need a highly senior, versatile, and reliable designer able to hit aggressive goals with little supervision, I might be a good fit.


This week.

This week, I’ll be in Rotterdam, keynoting ThingsCon, and facilitating an ethical tech discussion with London design leaders, hosted by Facebook.

 Photo: sign in Portland, Oregon train station, October 2018

Photo: sign in Portland, Oregon train station, October 2018