1 – Identifying relevant stakeholders:
Who might be affected by the technology in question? Think not just about your users but anyone who can be affected – individuals, groups.
2 – Explore ethical impacts:
How might people’s behaviour or relations change because of your product or service? Considering individual and social perspectives in relation to worldviews, value conflicts.
What are the potential negative impacts of required resources relating to your project? What happens with technical errors, security failures, end of life products, etc.?
3 – Discussing remedial actions:
What are the most important ethical impacts you found? How can you address these by changing your design, organisation, or by proposing broader changes?
As a result, you will have gained a better understanding of the potential ethical impacts of your innovation and some first ways to address these.