Technology & Delegation
Welcome to our repository of case studies, educational resources, academic literature and practical tools centered on the interaction of human and technical systems around values. For privacy, fairness, accessibility or other public policy values, how are decisions delegated to technical architectures?
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- Web Content Accessibility Guidelines: technical standard with testable recommendations for accessibility for a wide range of disabilities.
- Moving Context Kit (McKit): a kit of worksheets and cards to help designers think through context-shifting scenarios (e.g. same device used in multiple contexts, such as a parent’s tablet being used for work, but also as movie and game device for kids on the go, or for reading ebooks).
- PrivacyPatterns.org: a crowd-sourced library of privacy design patterns.
- An Introduction to Software Engineering Ethics: a module including readings, assignments, case studies and classroom exercises.
- Technology and Delegation Lab: syllabus for a 2017 graduate course on the interaction between technical design and values.
- Technology and Delegation Lab 2018: syllabus for a 2018 graduate course on the interaction between technical design and values.
- Value Sensitive Design: a theory and method to account for human values in the design of technical systems.
- "Do Artifacts Have Politics?": a frequently-cited paper from Langdon Winner, on the inherent or contingent politics of technical designs, from overpasses to nuclear power plants.
- Values in Design: an interdisciplinary field of research, a library of readings and a Values in Design Council.