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My name is Brian DeConinck, and I manage a team that builds things for the web. Sometimes I get to build them too.

I work to apply inclusive design principles and universal design principles in all of my work. I try to make ethical design decisions and center my choices on doing good rather than harm.

In my projects, I hope to trust and empower the people I support. The tools that I build aim to give users the ability to accomplish tasks, the training needed to understand their options, and the in-context feedback to make good choices.

I believe we have an obligation to think about the consequences of how everything we build might be used—and when possible, to ensure that they won’t be used to hurt, exclude, or take advantage of. I think about Sara Wachter-Boettcher and Eric Meyer’s book Design for Real Life constantly.