Values in computing

Maria Angela Ferrario, Will Simm, Jon Whittle, Christopher Frauenberger, Geraldine Fitzpatrick, Peter Purgathofer

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Abstract

Whether it is in the form of software, system architecture or interface design, anything digital is inevitably affected by values: the organizational values of the project sponsor, the values of the research partners, and the values of each developer and designer. Some values (e.g.commercial success, academic prestige) are easier to quantify than others (e.g. social justice, care for the environment) with the latter often dismissed in decision making processes as lacking of measurable 'evidence'. However, less easy to measure values are not less real: they are simply less visible. The aim of this one-day workshop is precisely to investigate mechanisms which give more exposure to those values in computing that are less frequently considered. We do so by bringing together practitioners from different computing backgrounds (e.g. software engineering, interaction design, information systems) who have first-hand experience of trying to represent on an equal footing all human values in computing.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2017 ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
EditorsCliff Lampe, m.c. schraefel
Place of PublicationNew York NY USA
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Pages660-667
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781450346566
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2017 - Colorado Convention Center, Denver, United States of America
Duration: 6 May 201711 May 2017
Conference number: 35th
https://chi2017.acm.org/
https://dl.acm.org/doi/proceedings/10.1145/3025453 (Proceedings)

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2017
Abbreviated titleCHI 2017
CountryUnited States of America
CityDenver
Period6/05/1711/05/17
Internet address

Keywords

  • Decision making processes
  • Ethics in engineering
  • Human values
  • Participatory design
  • Requirements capture
  • Societal computing
  • Values-theory

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