Marie-Cécile Godwin – Design, ecological redirection, art & crafts

Design as an ecological redirection practice

I am a Freelance designer (since 2016) with 15+ years of experience in the digital design industry. My practice mixes design thinking, systemic design and UX research. As an intersectional and decolonial feminist, I acknowledge the political dimension of design and use it to aim towards a fairer world where the living and non-living can pursue dignity through existence. As an environmental activist, I practice ecological redirection. As a teacher and free and open source design advocate, I strive for accessible, resilient and emancipatory tech.

Currently working on…

…giving a hand to Framasoft so they can write their manifesto and better talk about their values and what they do to honour them.

…assisting le CEM into enhancing their learning center, Billie, so it answers both the school’s project and teachers’ usage and needs.

…the new version of which is already online, designed by yours truly and developed by « front-end dev extraordinaire » Martin Roy.

…bringing a use-centered approach to the tailor-made ERP developped by the Infologic team.

…doing a little information architecture and use tests to help Colibris make the best of their future website.

…refreshing the syllabi of my modules for MSc Strategt & Design for the Anthropocene in order to prepare school year 2022-23.

…preparing December calendar pre-sales at Madame Guillotine, as well as dyeing yarn that will be shown and sold at Knit Eat 2022.


Blog & posts

Dark patterns and addictions: design rehab
My fellow member of Designers Éthiques, Karl Pineau and I offered an overview of when design goes bad. Dark patterns and addictology are used through …
Design for inclusivity
Here are the slides of the talk I gave in February 2020 in support of design for inclusivity (in French)
Techologie Podcast: Common Future(s)
Richard Hanna, host of the Techologie podcast, interviewed my colleague Thomas di Luccio and me to talk about design, technology and ethics. Listen to the podcast …
Interview: “Gone Digital” podcast
I was invited by Alice Bertran, host of the Gone Digital podcast to chat with her about various topics, from our relationship to Lyon to …
Finding a new soil for design
Design school years seem so long ago now. 2002, 2003, 2004… The iPhone was not born yet, we still worked on slow Power PCs at …
Twitter to Mastodon
As I am on my way of migrating from Twitter to Mastodon, I have put together a few useful resources for people who are thinking …
Redesign in the open S01E02
Knock knock… Anybody home? Already four months passed since I started writing about this website's redesign. No one can praise my diligence. Let me tell you, …
Collapse: an awakening
“What’s this book? “How can everything collapse?” (FR)? Isn’t it a bit… morbid?” How creative the human psyche can be when facing the possibility and proximity of …

Benchmark & links

You will find interesting links on my Mastodon & Twitter profiles but I gather the most noticeable links within regularly updated and themed Flus collections. is a French RSS based aggregation and sharing platform developped and maintained by Marien Fressinaud.