The unintended consequences of embedded values in socio-technical systems: A critical reflection using formal analysis of speedometers in customer vehicles.

Juan de la Rosa, Stan Ruecker

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Abstract

In order to produce different or innovative solutions, design always implies a systemic view of problems, and a search for alternative solutions. The need for a transformation of our socio-technical systems have led us to believe that we can use a more sustainable path by observing nature, but there is an ethical discussion that is required. This paper looks at the notion of embedded values as a natural and unavoidable part of the design process and questions if the optimistic view of a Nature-Inspired design might lead us to forget that those human values are still being used in place and overlooked with the notion that we are following nature’s values.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1723-1734
Number of pages12
JournalDesign Journal
Volume22
Issue numbersup1
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2019

Keywords

  • embedded values
  • Complex Social Systems
  • design ethics
  • design research

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design

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