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What’s the worst that could happen? Creative visualization tools for ethical foresight

Luken, Sydney, Healey, Jonathan, Osborn, J.R. and Barba, Evan (2019) What’s the worst that could happen? Creative visualization tools for ethical foresight. In: Relating Systems Thinking and Design (RSD8) 2019 Symposium, Oct 13-15 2019, Chicago, USA.

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Abstract

When analyzing and designing a product, service, or system, minor adaptations to existing design processes can go a long way to expand beyond a techno-centric system perspective, or an exclusively "convenience and ease of use" user experience profile. By assigning critical questions to each step of a design process, we can resituate our working understanding of a technical system within its human context and expand our sociotechnical analysis to include matters of normative and ethical concern. These critical questions address concerns including inclusivity, duty of care, sustainability, and prevention of harm. From the newly expanded ethical context these questions help construct, it is possible to imagine opportunities for value-led change within the relationships of a sociotechnical system.

Item Type: Conference/Workshop Item (Other)
Divisions: Faculty of Design
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Date Deposited: 22 Mar 2021 17:51
Last Modified: 16 Aug 2021 17:51
URI: http://openresearch.ocadu.ca/id/eprint/3253

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