Books  |  ,   |  May 28, 2015

Handbook of Ethics, Values, and Technological Design: Sources, Theory, Values and Application Domains

Book edited by Jeroen van den Hoven, Pieter E. Vermaas and Ibo van de Poel.
Published by Springer Netherlands.
871 pages.

This handbook enumerates every aspect of incorporating moral and societal values into technology design, reflects the fact that the latter has moved on from strict functionality to become sensitive to moral and social values such as sustainability and accountability. Aimed at a broad readership that includes ethicists, policy makers and designers themselves, it proffers a detailed survey of how technological, and institutional, design must now reflect awareness of ethical factors such as sustainability, human well-being, privacy, democracy and justice, inclusivity, trust, accountability, and responsibility (both social and environmental). Edited by a trio of highly experienced academic philosophers with a specialized interest in the ethical dimensions of technology and human creativity, this syncretic handbook collates an array of published material and offers a studied, practical introduction to the field. The volume addresses myriad aspects at the intersection of technology design and ethics, enabling designers to adopt a constructive approach in anticipating, preventing, and resolving societal and ethical issues affecting their work. It covers underlying theory; discrete values such as democracy, human well-being, sustainability and justice; and application domains themselves, which include architecture, bio- and nanotechnology, and military hardware. As the first exhaustive survey of a field whose importance is characterized by almost exponential growth, it represents a compelling addition to a formerly atomized literature.​

Table of Contents

  1. Conflicting Values in Design for Values — Ibo van de Poel
  2. Design for the Value of Human Well-Being — Philip Brey
  3. Design for the Value of Inclusiveness — Simeon Keates
  4. Design for the Value of Presence — Caroline Nevejan, Frances Brazier
  5. Design for the Value of Privacy — Martijn Warnier, Francien Dechesne, Frances Brazier
  6. Design for the Value of Regulation — Karen Yeung
  7. Design for the Value of Responsibility — Jessica Nihlén Fahlquist, Neelke Doorn, Ibo van de Poel
  8. Design for the Value of Safety — Neelke Doorn, Sven Ove Hansson
  9. Design for the Value of Sustainability — Renee Wever, Joost Vogtländer
  10. Design for the Value of Trust — Philip J. Nickel
  11. Design for the Values of Accountability and Transparency — Joris Hulstijn, Brigitte Burgemeestre
  12. Design for the Values of Democracy and Justice — Auke Pols, Andreas Spahn
  13. Design for Values and Operator Roles in Sociotechnical Systems — Maarten Franssen
  14. Design for Values and the Definition, Specification, and Operationalization of Values — Peter Kroes, Ibo van de Poel
  15. Design for Values in Water Management — Wim Ravesteijn, Otto Kroesen
  16. Design for Values in Agricultural Biotechnology — Henk van den Belt
  17. Design for Values in Architecture — Lara Schrijver
  18. Design for Values in Economics — Aad Correljé, John Groenewegen, Rolf Künneke, Daniel Scholten
  19. Design for Values in Engineering — Ibo van de Poel
  20. Design for Values in ICT — Alina Huldtgren
  21. Design for Values in Institutions — Seumas Miller
  22. Design for Values in Nanotechnology — Urjan Jacobs, Marc de Vries
  23. Design for Values in Nuclear Technology — Behnam Taebi, Jan Leen Kloosterman
  24. Design for Values in Software Development — Huib Aldewereld, Virginia Dignum, Yao-hua Tan
  25. Design for Values in the Armed Forces: Nonlethal Weapons and Military Robots — Lambèr Royakkers, Sjef Orbons
  26. Design for Values in the Fashion and Textile Industry — Claudia Eckert
  27. Design Methods in Design for Values — Pieter E. Vermaas, Paul Hekkert, Noëmi Manders-Huits, Nynke Tromp
  28. Emotions in Design for Values — Pieter M. A. Desmet, Sabine Roeser
  29. Human Capabilities in Design for Values — Ilse Oosterlaken
  30. Mediation in Design for Values — A. Spahn
  31. Modeling in Design for Values — Sjoerd D. Zwart
  32. Participatory Design and Design for Values — Maja van der Velden, Christina Mörtberg
  33. Technology Assessment and Design for Values — Armin Grunwald
  34. Technology, Design, and Human Values in Healthcare — Gert Jan van der Wilt, Rob Reuzel, John Grin
  35. Value Sensitive Design: Applications, Adaptations, and Critiques — Janet Davis, Lisa P. Nathan

About the Editors

  • Jeroen van den Hoven – Philosophy Section, Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands
  • Pieter E. Vermaas – Delft University of Technology Dept. Philosophy, Delft, The Netherlands
  • Ibo van de Poel – Department of Philosophy Sch. of Techn. Policy & Management, Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands