Design and Ethics of Product Impact on User Behavior and Use Practices

@inproceedings{Dorrestijn2009DesignAE,
  title={Design and Ethics of Product Impact on User Behavior and Use Practices},
  author={Steven Dorrestijn},
  booktitle={Intelligent Environments},
  year={2009}
}
Smart technologies and progressive automation raise questions concerning the use of such technologies. The design challenge to enhance usability cannot be seen apart from the broader societal, and ethical concern of how technologies are accommodated in a way of living. The designer’s tinkering to improve usability, is therefore an ethically relevant practice, as is the consumers engagement with new technologies. Explicit consideration and design of product impact can help to improve the… CONTINUE READING

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