Net Work: Ethics and Values in Web Design

Paperback | December 15, 2011

byHelen Kennedy

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Net Workprovides adetailed study of the work of web designers.It drawson empirical research carried out from the birth of web design as an area of work in the 1990s to its professionalization in the twenty-first century and addresses the politics of building an inclusive WWW for people of diverse abilities.

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Net Workprovides adetailed study of the work of web designers.It drawson empirical research carried out from the birth of web design as an area of work in the 1990s to its professionalization in the twenty-first century and addresses the politics of building an inclusive WWW for people of diverse abilities.

Helen Kennedy is Senior Lecturer in New Media in the Institute of Communications Studies at the University of Leeds in the UK. She has contributed numerous articles to journals such as Media, Culture and Society, The Information Society and Ephemera and is co-editor of Cyborg Lives? Women's Technobiographies (2001). She also teaches w...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 9.08 × 5.61 × 0.57 inPublished:December 15, 2011Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230231403

ISBN - 13:9780230231405

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Table of Contents

List of Figures and Tables
Acknowledgements
PART I: FRAMING WEB DESIGN
A Book About Web Design
A Framework for Thinking About Web Design
A Brief History of Web Design
PART II: ETHICS AND VALUES IN WEB DESIGN
Web Standards and the Self-Regulation of Web Designers
The Fragile Ethics of Web Accessibility
Going the Extra Mile? Web Accessibility for People with Intellectual Disabilities
Does User Activity Threaten the Cultural Industries? Web Designers’ Ethical Responses
Narrow Fame: Micro-Celebrities Making Good of Conditions Not of Their Own Making
The (Ethical) Future(s) of Web Design
Notes
Bibliography
Index