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Values and Ethics in Human-Computer Interaction

Katie Shilton, University of Maryland, USA, kshilton@umd.edu
 
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Katie Shilton (2018), "Values and Ethics in Human-Computer Interaction", Foundations and Trends® Human–Computer Interaction: Vol. 12: No. 2, pp 107-171. http://dx.doi.org/10.1561/1100000073

Published: 16 Jul 2018
© 2018 K. Shilton
 
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Computer Supported Cooperative Work,  Design and evaluation,  Interdisciplinary influence,  Privacy and social implications,  Theory
 

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In this article:
1. Introduction
2. Mapping the Literature: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Values and Ethics in Design
3. Designing Good: Controversies in Applying Values and Ethics to Design
4. Fitting Values to Design: Making Values an Explicit Design Practice
5. Challenges and Opportunities for the Next Generation of Values-Oriented Design
6. Conclusion
Acknowledgements
References

Abstract

An important public discussion is underway on the values and ethics of digital technologies as designers work to prevent misinformation campaigns, online harassment, exclusionary tools, and biased algorithms. This monograph reviews 30 years of research on theories and methods for surfacing values and ethics in technology design. It maps the history of values research, beginning with critique of design from related disciplines and responses in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) research. The review then explores ongoing controversies in values-oriented design, including disagreements around terms, expressions and indicators of values and ethics, and whose values to consider. Next, the monograph describes frameworks that attempt to move values-oriented design into everyday design settings. These frameworks suggest open challenges and opportunities for the next 30 years of values in HCI research.

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Table of contents:
1. Introduction
2. Mapping the Literature: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Values and Ethics in Design
3. Designing Good: Controversies in Applying Values and Ethics to Design
4. Fitting Values to Design: Making Values an Explicit Design Practice
5. Challenges and Opportunities for the Next Generation of Values-Oriented Design
6. Conclusion
Acknowledgements
References

Values and Ethics in Human-Computer Interaction

An important public discussion is underway on the values and ethics of digital technologies as designers work to prevent misinformation campaigns, online harassment, exclusionary tools, and biased algorithms.

Values and Ethics in Human-Computer Interaction reviews 30 years of research on theories and methods for surfacing values and ethics in technology design. It maps the history of values research, beginning with critique of design from related disciplines and responses in human-computer interaction (HCI) research. The review then explores ongoing controversies in values-oriented design, including disagreements around terms, expressions and indicators of values and ethics, and whose values to consider. Next, it describes frameworks that attempt to move values-oriented design into everyday design settings. These frameworks suggest open challenges and opportunities for the next 30 years of values in HCI research.

 
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