Blogs by Ilse Oosterlaken

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Teaching Design for Values to Students Wanting the ‘Right’ Answer

2019-03-05T13:51:21+01:00February 28th, 2019|Categories: Blogs by Ilse Oosterlaken, DDfV Blogs|Tags: , , , , |

"What values make a good architect or urbanist?” is one of the questions that new master students get to answer in the 3-day introduction program of the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment. They are asked to draw a mind map with a picture of an architect or urbanist in the middle, and around it the knowledge, tools, skills and values that (s)he needs to have.

Challenging Absolute Privacy by Design

2019-03-03T13:34:05+01:00January 14th, 2019|Categories: Blogs by Ilse Oosterlaken, DDfV Blogs|Tags: , , , , , , |

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).

From Vague Social / Ethical Values to Concrete Design Requirements

2019-01-11T17:50:29+01:00December 7th, 2018|Categories: Blogs by Ilse Oosterlaken, DDfV Blogs|Tags: , , , , , , |

---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 Never Conflict, Only Practices Do” – So Design Solutions May Exist

2019-01-13T22:56:47+01:00March 19th, 2018|Categories: Blogs by Ilse Oosterlaken, DDfV Blogs|Tags: |

"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.