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.
- embedded values
- Complex Social Systems
- design ethics
- design research
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
- Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design