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Design Ethics in socio-technical systems: Addressing the ethics of connected appliances

Fiore, Eleonora (2016) Design Ethics in socio-technical systems: Addressing the ethics of connected appliances. In: Relating Systems Thinking and Design Symposium (RSD), 13-15 Oct 2016, Toronto, Canada.

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Abstract

This paper seeks to address design ethics, going beyond traditional approaches and focusing on
socio-technical systems instead of on individuals. It investigates some issues that affect the ethical
interests of designers as professionals, together with technological and environmental issues that
have not received much attention from ethicists. The methodological framework combines the
Value-Sensitive Design (VSD) developed in computer ethics with the methodology based on need,
requirements and performances developed in architecture. This approach is applied to the
development of connected appliances, dealing with problems in a positive and proactive way. Some
guidelines are drawn at the end of the dissertation to achieve this purpose, establishing
responsibilities and limits of the designer in the design process.

Item Type: Conference/Workshop Item (Paper)
Divisions: Faculty of Design
Date Deposited: 29 Aug 2017 20:51
Last Modified: 15 Nov 2017 08:09
URI: http://openresearch.ocadu.ca/id/eprint/1941

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