Value Sensitive Design: Spring 2013

Instructor:

Janet Davis

School:

Grinnell College

Semester:

Spring 2013

Description:

Value sensitive design was pioneered by Prof. Batya Friedman of the University of Washington’s iSchool. She writes:

Value Sensitive Design refers to an approach to the design of technology that accounts for human values in a principled and systematic manner throughout the design process.

Value Sensitive Design is primarily concerned with values that center on human well being, human dignity, justice, welfare, and human rights. Value Sensitive Design connects the people who design systems and interfaces with the people who think about and understand the values of the stakeholders who are affected by the systems. Ultimately, Value Sensitive Design requires that we broaden the goals and criteria for judging the quality of technological systems to include those that advance human flourishing.

Required Textbook:

No required textbook.

Link to Syllabus:

http://www.cs.grinnell.edu/~davisjan/tec/295/2013S/

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