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The “Design for changing values” team, together with TU Delft colleagues, are organizing the panel ‘Values and technology: A reciprocal relationship’ at the annual OZSW conference that will take place on November 16 at University of Amsterdam.

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Prof.ir. Ibo van de Poel, Olya Kudina, Tom Coggins and Anna Melnyk, together with TU Delft colleagues Martin Sand and Matthew Dennis, are organizing the panel ‘Values and technology: A reciprocal relationship’ at the annual OZSW conference.

Panel Description

Some philosophers of technology have proposed embedding values in the design of emerging technologies. Such a drive for value sensitive design is due to the recognition that there is a correlation between the designs of our technological infrastructures and their effects on human convictions and behaviour. Without accepting a straightforward technological determinism, proponents of value sensitive design are motivated by the idea that technological systems provide digital and analogue infrastructures that vastly impact on how people conduct themselves and what they believe. Nevertheless, research on digital online technologies shows that designers could do more to incorporate pro-social values in their products. The contributors of this panel share the belief that these challenges can be tackled by applying value sensitive design to emerging technology in the online space, while proposing different ways this idea can be best applied.

Information about the OZSW

OZSW (Onderzoekschool Wijsbegeerte) is the Dutch Research School of Philosophy that facilitates national and international cooperation of researchers within academic philosophy.