Test your knowledge with a few review questions.
Value Sensitive Design!
False. VSD is not a software tool – rather it’s a process for designing technology that incorporates values and ethics.
Trick question! VSD doesn’t ask practitioners to adopt any specific ethical framework or system of beliefs. Instead, VSD asks to practitioners to recognize that technology and ethics are intertwined, and thus to design technology with this in mind. Practitioners are free to choose their own system of ethics, morals, or beliefs.
False. Although engaging domain experts can be very helpful, computer and data scientists can and should learn the necessary skills to apply VSD themselves
At a minimum, empirical investigation is necessary before engaging in value and technical investigation. It may also be necessary to conduct further empirical investigations to (1) check assumptions that are raised during the value investigation and (2) evaluate prototypes developed during the technical investigation.