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Value Sensitive Design and Information Systems
Value Sensitive Design 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
Value Sensitive Design: Theory and Methods
Value Sensitive Design 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
The Human Relationship with Nature: Development and Culture
Urgent environmental problems call for vigorous research and theory on how humans develop a relationship with nature. In a series of original research projects, Peter Kahn answers this call. For the
Trust online
TLDR
The nature of trust and how and where it flourishes online is explored, a conceptual framework for understanding trust is provided, and 10 characteristics of online interaction that can help engineer trust online are offered.
Developmental Psychology and the Biophilia Hypothesis: Children's Affiliation with Nature
TLDR
Through this critical examination, biophilia emerges as a valuable interdisciplinary framework for investigating the human affiliation with nature, yet it is clearly a nascent framework, and some of its potential lies in charting a stronger ontogenetic course.
Why the Wild Things Are. Animals in the Lives of Children.
  • P. H. Kahn
  • Medicine
    Child and adolescent mental health
  • 1 February 2004
Nature and mental health: An ecosystem service perspective
TLDR
It is shown how ecosystem service assessments can be expanded to include mental health, and a heuristic, conceptual model for doing so is provided.
Hardware companions?: what online AIBO discussion forums reveal about the human-robotic relationship
TLDR
Investigation of people's relationships with AIBO, a robotic pet, through 6,438 spontaneous postings in online AIBO discussion forums showed that AIBO psychologically engaged this group of participants, particularly by drawing forth conceptions of technological essences, mental states, and social rapport.
Robotic pets in the lives of preschool children
TLDR
How robotic pets, as representative of an emerging technological genre in HCI, may be (a) blurring foundational ontological categories, and (b) impacting children's social and moral development inform on the understanding of the human-robotic relationship.
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