As we have seen in the lectures, VSD is a theoretically grounded approach to the design of technology that accounts for human values in a principled and comprehensive manner throughout the design process. It employs an integrative and iterative tripartite methodology, consisting of conceptual, empirical, and technical investigations. The reading for this section is key for understanding VSD and is titled: Value Sensitive Design and Information Systems by Batya Friedman, Peter H Kahn, Jr and Alan Boring.

  • It explains the above-mentioned investigations and why it should be iterative.
  • It includes practical suggestions for how to engage in VSD.
  • It explains VSD in more detail by drawing on 3 case studies.