Agile as a Vehicle for Values: A Value Sensitive Design Toolkit

S. Umbrello, Olivia Gambelin

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The ethics of technology has primarily focused on what values are and how they can be embedded in technologies through design. In this context, some work has been done to show the efficacy of several design approaches. However, existing studies have not clearly pointed out the ways which design team managers can use design-for-values approaches to organise and use technologies in practice properly. This chapter attempts to fill this gap by discussing the value sensitive design (VSD) approach as a valuable means of co-designing technologies as a toolkit for existing workflow management, in this case, Agile. It will be demonstrated that VSD shows promise as a way of democratically designing technologies as well as fostering democratic technology policy innovation.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRethinking Technology and Engineering
Subtitle of host publicationDialogues Across Disciplines and Geographies
EditorsFritzsche Albrecht, Andrés Santa-María
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-031-25233-4
ISBN (Print)978-3-031-25232-7
Publication statusPublished - 2023

Publication series

NamePhilosophy of Engineering and Technology
ISSN (Print)1879-7202
ISSN (Electronic)1879-7210

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