Principle 5: Accountable Re-design

Principle 05

Accountable Re-design

Accountable Redesign allows every innovation a fair opportunity to be people-centric, sustainable, and accountable by ensuring the designer and innovators produce robust technology. Also, allowing existing innovations to embed accountability in their design thinking process and reverse the existing damage.

“Trust is the outcome of being Accountable!  Trust is not words, not just talks, it’s the Accountable Actions that we all need to take!” – Sherin Mathew
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“In the real world, we wouldn’t judge or discriminate people on the street, we wouldn’t steal someone’s livelihood or jeopardise anyone’s future or we wouldn’t damage natural beauty, so why should we act this way in the digital world?” – Sherin Mathew

Why Do We Need It?

It is a continuous feedback process of reviewing the design and ensuring its continuously accountable, having a positive impact, delivering value and benefits.

Accountable Redesign is a pragmatic approach to ensure innovations have a positive impact on the human rights to intelligence and all other fundamental rights, and the purpose of the innovation are consistently met. When new apps and products are designed, accountable design will ensure they align in a fair and sustainable manner right at the start. This methodology continues as fixes and corrections are made for upgrades and updates of existing applications which may be posing risk to the environment and our ecosystem without realising.  Accountable redesign truly brings the balance by factoring all the principles, making it actionable with accountability.

What is the Solution? 

By building people driven requirements for innovators to honour, we give every innovation a fair opportunity to be people-centric by design. Accountable redesign becomes the foundation for any new innovations starting from the ground up, ensuring the design starts on the right track with universally accepted and democratically generated design requirements. This in turn will help any innovator build accountable innovations and offers a full 360-degree coverage on accountability, sustainability, and people-centric design.

It also ensures when products and applications are being developed, upgraded, updated or a new release is underway, it provides an opportunity to redesign with accountability. The application of accountable redesign becomes absolutely vital to regaining trust with the public and correcting or reversing damages that have been inflicted unknowingly due to lack of these considerations. 

Public Intelligence aims to address seven major risks we all face today. And these have also been identified in the World Economic Forum’s Global Risks Report and is aligned to the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Positive Impact:

We have the accountability for our actions to acknowledge along with the repercussions and unintentional consequences that contribute towards the global crisis and the risk we are facing today.

We know that billions of people are at risk of losing their livelihoods and this is about to get worse over the next decade or so. We know our planet is facing serious climate challenges due to extreme resource consumption and unsustainable practices. Most importantly, future generations will be under tremendous stress due to uncertainties and lagging educational systems.