About the speaker
Eva PenzeyMoog is a Principal Designer at 8th Light, where she designs and builds custom software. She works to ensure that digital products cannot be be used as tools of abuse, with the goal of reducing harm in the world through centering the safety of victims of domestic violence. When not designing, coding, or mentoring people new to tech, she’s consuming any zombie-related media she can get her hands on and playing with her dogs, Hamlet and Horatio.
About the talk “Designing Against Domestic Violence”
The reality of domestic violence doesn’t disappear when people enter the digital world. Abusers use technology to exploit and control their victims, meaning we have a responsibility to ensure that user safety. How can we prevent people with violent intentions from using our digital products as tools of abuse? There are no silver bullets, but an understanding of the role of technology in domestic violence along with thoughtful design can increase people’s safety. This talk will help the audience understand the intersections of technology and domestic violence and provide a framework for designing against domestic violence.