Privacy by design is important, but designers should always balance privacy against other values and interests. Absolute privacy by design is neither possible, nor desirable. This seemed to be a key idea in the presentations of both speakers at our Playground Meeting of 13 December 2018: Aaron Ding (TU Delft Faculty of Technology, Policy & Management) and Jacky Bourgeois (TU Delft Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering).
---Sheets and a video recording from this lecture can be found at the bottom of this post --- We can generally quite easily agree that values such as well-being, privacy, sustainability and justice are important. Less agreement is to be expected on what we take the meaning of these value to be. Is privacy [...]
"Values as such never conflict, only the practices in which they are embedded do." This seemingly simple claim by DDFV-researcher Annemiek van Boeijen is what stuck with me most after the interesting and engaged discussion that we had at the DDFV Playground Meeting of 15 March. It is actually an important insight that is key to what the Delft Design for Values Institute does.