Imaginative Value Sensitive Design: Using Moral Imagination Theory to Inform Responsible Technology Design

@article{Umbrello2020ImaginativeVS,
  title={Imaginative Value Sensitive Design: Using Moral Imagination Theory to Inform Responsible Technology Design},
  author={Steven Umbrello},
  journal={Science and Engineering Ethics},
  year={2020},
  volume={26},
  pages={575-595}
}
  • Steven Umbrello
  • Published 23 March 2020
  • Sociology, Medicine, Computer Science
  • Science and Engineering Ethics
Safe-by-design (SBD) frameworks for the development of emerging technologies have become an ever more popular means by which scholars argue that transformative emerging technologies can safely incorporate human values. One such popular SBD methodology is called value sensitive design (VSD). A central tenet of this design methodology is to investigate stakeholder values and design those values into technologies during early stage research and development. To accomplish this, the VSD framework… Expand
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