Thank You for Applying - Designing for the critical future of automated hiring
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This diploma project deals with artificial intelligence systems, their use in the hiring industry, biased algorithms, and our attempts to demystify them for job seekers. Through carefully designed interventions, we have tried to raise awareness and encourage critical reflection on the role of automation in recruitment. Our secondary focus has been to tackle the loss of agency that stems from the adoption of AI technologies. Visit: https://tyfa.online Our final delivery titled ‘Thank You for Applying’ is a website comprising four scenarios with built-in digital interventions, situated on a timeline. Each scenario narrates a sequence of events in the life of a fictitious job seeker and contains a digital service intended to either question, or disrupt, the hiring system. A multiple-choice question posed at the end encourages reflection on the possible consequences of the use of AI. The journey through these scenarios is intended to serve as little windows of insight into the multi-faceted complexity of automated recruitment technologies. We hope that engaging with this project results in a plurality of public reactions leading to concrete acts, be they caution, protest or hope.