Ethics, Values, and Designer Responsibility

Colin M. Gray, Austin Toombs, Ann Light, John Vines

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As we rely upon increasingly complex sociotechnical systems to support ourselves and, by extension, the structures of society, it becomes yet more important to consider how ethics and values intertwine in design activity. Numerous methods that address issues related to ethics and value-centeredness in design activity exist, but it is unclear what role the design research and practice communities should play in shaping the future of these design approaches. Importantly, how might researchers and practitioners become more aware of the normative assumptions that underlie both their design activity and the design artifacts that result?
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of Design Research Society 2018
EditorsCristiano Storni, Keelin Leahy, Muireann McMahon, Peter Lloyd, Erik Bohemia
PublisherDesign Research Society
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic) 9781912294169
Publication statusPublished - 25 Jun 2018
EventDesign Research Society 2018 Conference: Catalyst - University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland
Duration: 25 Jun 201828 Jun 2018


ConferenceDesign Research Society 2018 Conference
Abbreviated titleDRS2018


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