Ethics of information systems design in humanitarian sector: Cultivating humanitarian values among technologists

Ajay Kumar, Johnny Soraker

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Abstract

Ethical considerations have been an important part of the humanitarian discourse for decades. The short paper aims to present insights from the point of view of a technology practitioner with field experience in the humanitarian sector and emphasise on the need for continued dialogue about the importance of ethics in design of appropriate technology. The paper advocates for a value sensitive design approach to information systems design and proposes the need for increasing sensitivity towards the issues in technologist working in the area and draws an outline for possible future research.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationISCRAM 2015 Conference Proceedings - 12th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management
EditorsL.A. Palen, T. Comes, M. Buscher, A.L. Hughes
Place of PublicationKristiansand
PublisherInformation Systems for Crisis Response and Management, ISCRAM
Pages-
ISBN (Print)978-827117788-1
Publication statusPublished - 24 May 2015
Event12th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management, ISCRAM 2015 - Kristiansand, Norway, Kristiansand, Norway
Duration: 24 May 201527 May 2015
Conference number: 12

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PublisherInformation Systems for Crisis Response and Management, ISCRAM

Conference

Conference12th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management, ISCRAM 2015
Abbreviated titleISCRAM 2015
CountryNorway
CityKristiansand
Period24/05/1527/05/15
Other24-27 May 2015

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Keywords

  • IR-101480
  • METIS-318058

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Kumar, A., & Soraker, J. (2015). Ethics of information systems design in humanitarian sector: Cultivating humanitarian values among technologists. In L. A. Palen, T. Comes, M. Buscher, & A. L. Hughes (Eds.), ISCRAM 2015 Conference Proceedings - 12th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management (pp. -). Kristiansand: Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management, ISCRAM.