Charting the Next Decade for Value Sensitive Design

Batya Friedman, David G. Hendry, Alina Huldtgren, Catholijn Jonker, Jeroen van den Hoven, Amy van Wynsberghe

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In the 2010’s it is widely recognized by computer and information scientists, social scientists, designers, and philosophers of technology that the design of information systems is not value neutral [5-8,11]. Rather, such systems are value laden in part because societal values are major factors in shaping systems, and at the same time the design of the technology reinforces, restructures or uproots societal value structures. Of the many theories and methods to design for this phenomenon one continues to gain traction for its systematic and overarching consideration of values in the design process: Value Sensitive Design (VSD) [5-7]. The aim of this multidisciplinary workshop is to bring together scholars and practitioners interested in ways values can be made to bear upon design and to help continue to build a community by sharing experiences, insights, and criticism.
Original languageEnglish
JournalAarhus series on human centered computing
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2015


  • Value
  • Sensitive design
  • Human computer interaction (HCI)
  • Technology and human values
  • Applied ethics


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