Introduction to the special issue: value sensitive design: charting the next decade

Batya Friedman, Maaike Harbers, David G. Hendry*, Jeroen van den Hoven, Catholijn Jonker, Nick Logler

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In this article, we introduce the Special Issue, Value Sensitive Design: Charting the Next Decade, which arose from a week-long workshop hosted by Lorentz Center, Leiden, The Netherlands, November 14–18, 2016. Forty-one researchers and designers, ranging in seniority from doctoral students to full professors, from Australia, Europe, and North America, and representing a wide range of academic fields participated in the workshop. The first article in the special issue puts forward eight grand challenges for value sensitive design to help guide and shape the field. It is followed by 16 articles consisting of value sensitive design nuggets—short pieces of writing on a new idea, method, challenge, application, or other concept that engages some aspect of value sensitive design. The nuggets are grouped into three clusters: theory, method, and applications. Taken together the grand challenges and nuggets point the way forward for value sensitive design into the next decade and beyond.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-3
Number of pages3
JournalEthics and Information Technology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2021


  • Applications
  • Design methods
  • Design research
  • Design theory
  • Grand challenges
  • Value sensitive design


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