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Accountable is a term that refers to the state of being responsible for one's actions, decisions, and outcomes. In the context of design, accountability involves designers taking ownership of the impact their work has on users, society, and the environment. It requires designers to consider the ethical implications of their design choices and to strive for transparency, honesty, and integrity throughout the design process. Accountable design practices involve setting clear goals and metrics, regularly evaluating and reporting on progress, and being open to feedback and criticism. It also means being willing to admit mistakes, learn from them, and make necessary changes. Accountability in design is closely linked to principles of user-centered design, participatory design, and design for social good. By prioritizing accountability, designers can create products, services, and systems that are not only functional and aesthetically pleasing but also socially responsible, inclusive, and sustainable. Ultimately, accountable design is about building trust with users and stakeholders by demonstrating a commitment to their well-being and to the greater good of society

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Robert Anderson

CITATION : "Robert Anderson. 'Accountable.' Design+Encyclopedia. (Accessed on July 16, 2024)"

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