Consent Kit


  • Consent is freely given

    March 12, 2020

    There is a natural imbalance of power that exists between the researcher and the person they’re learning from. There are lots of ways to address this, from making the person comfortable at the beginning of a session to using games as a research method.

    Read More
  • Decision Making Capacity

    March 05, 2020

    Decision making capacity (or DMC) comes from the informed consent doctrine; an ethical principle that is pervasive in modern medicine, but is often overlooked when talking about consent in the context of design research.

    Read More
  • The data we collect

    February 28, 2020

    Being aware of what we’re recording and what kind of processing we need to do to it not only helps communicate our intent, but it can also save a lot of work in synthesis. Thinking about this ahead of time gives us a great opportunity to be creative in finding ways that we can tell meaningful stories with less PII in.

    Read More
  • Informed consent best practice

    February 21, 2020

    When we talk about informed consent in design research, we usually talk about the artifact itself - maybe a digital or paper form, and what should be disclosed in it. While knowing what we need to disclose is important, informed consent is more than a single artifact or transaction.

    Read More
  • Rethinking the consent template

    October 25, 2019

    We’ve been making some improvements to the way we create and utilise consent forms in Consent Kit.

    Read More
  • How we handle participant data

    May 24, 2019

    At Consent Kit, we believe that how companies handle and process the information we provide them is fast becoming a key factor in deciding which services to use.

    Read More
  • Recording and managing informed consent

    April 10, 2019

    In the UK, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has published a helpful checklist, in line with the GDPR, for how you record and manage informed consent.

    Read More
  • What is informed consent?

    April 03, 2019

    Before you do any research, you need to get evidence that the person you are learning from has understood your research, the potential consequences for them and that they have given you their permission to take part. This applies to people both outside and inside your organisation.

    Read More
  • Defining our culture

    March 27, 2019

    In 2016 I began working on a research project called Ethics Kit to understand how we could augment existing design thinking processes with ethical considerations; to ensure that the changes we are making benefit all aspects of society.

    Read More