Ethics in Design Education, but completely different: Teaching through Interactive Installations

Wouter Eggink, Steven Dorrestijn, Karin van der Heijden

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In a collaboration between the University of XX and the YY University of Applied Sciences we explore ethics education from a tool-based, practical perspective. In this ongoing project we focus on the question if and how practical tools for ethical deliberation on the impact of technology can be helpful in ethics education for engineering students. To adhere to the practical perspective, the approach uses a focus on the impact of technology as a way toward ethical deliberation. The idea is that engineering students should actively take the probable, desirable ánd possibly unwanted effects of their designs into account during the development of their projects. To foster this process we have the desire to build an ethics lab, analogous to an engineering lab or a design studio. As part of this ethics lab two students of the bachelor Creative Technology have designed an interactive installation to let the visitors of our lab experience classical ethical dilemmas in a contemporary manner. This paper will present the installations -representing Plato’s cave and the Panopticon- as well as our first experiences with “teaching ethics through interactive installations”.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education (E&PDE 2023)
EditorsLyndon Buck, Hilary Grierson, Erik Bohemia
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherThe Design Society
Pages001-006
Number of pages6
Volume25
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-912254-19-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 7 Sept 2023
Event25th International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education, E&PDE 2023: Responsible Innovation for Global Co-habitation - Elisava School of Design, Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 7 Sept 20238 Sept 2023
Conference number: 25

Conference

Conference25th International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education, E&PDE 2023
Abbreviated titleE&PDE 2023
Country/TerritorySpain
CityBarcelona
Period7/09/238/09/23

Keywords

  • Ethics and design
  • Ethics in technology
  • Ethics Lab
  • Ethical dilemmas
  • Plato
  • Panopticon
  • Ethics Education
  • Creative Technology

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    Eggink, W., 9 Sept 2021, Proceedings of the 23rd International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education (E&PDE 2021): Continuity and Adaptability in Design and Engineering Education. Grierson, H., Bohemia, E. & Buck, L. (eds.). London: The Design Society, Vol. 23. 6 p.

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