Workshop “Value Sensitive Design: Charting the Next Decade”

A one week workshop on Value Sensitive Design in the Lorentz Center in Leiden was organized by Creating 010 researcher Maaike Harbers, in collaboration with Batya Friedman and David Hendry from the University of Washington and Jeroen van den Hoven en Catholijn Jonker from the TU Delft. Anne Nigten en Peter van Waart participated in the workshop.


Value sensitive design (VSD), under development for almost two decades, offers a theoretical and methodological framework to account for values in design. Some of the current challenges to VSD are to account for the increased embeddedness of computing and information systems in society, and to consider interaction with technology over time and context. The aim of this workshop was to bring together researchers from different fields in order to discuss and reflect on their experiences using VSD, and chart the next decade of its development and its diffusion to new application areas.  The workshop results will be published in the Journal of Ethics and Information Technology.

Date: 14-18 November 2016