Each year the Delft Design for Values Institute distributes a call for proposals for its open subsidy program among TU Delft researchers. The second call, which was distributed in July 2018, led to five new seed projects addressing topics such as realizing spatial justice in the built environment and democratic human-robot partnerships.
In December 2018, the Delft Design for Values (DDfV) Institute will launch its own lecture series. In this series of lunch lectures, we will bring you up to speed on fundamental design for values topics.
How can you design autonomous systems like robots, self-driving cars or IT systems to be transparent and always open to human intervention? This is the question that eight post-docs from four TU Delft faculties will spend the next two years working on. Welcome to AiTech.
Technologies enabling the quantified self, mobile apps to share your location, social media, high-tech clothing and behavior-supporting technology such as smart homes: technologies are getting "closer" in our daily lives. A lecture by DDFV researcher Birna van Riemsdijk on the challenge of designing good 'intimate technologies' (IN DUTCH).
Researchers at Delft University of Technology who are working on design for values are cordially invited to make use of this 2018 call for proposals for the “DDFV Open Subsidy”. The aim of this subsidy is to stimulate cooperation across groups towards more synergy and increase the visibility, awareness, and outreach of Design for [...]
In the academic year 2017-2018 Delft University of Technology explored the viability and relevance of a new research program on meeting the sustainable development goals through responsible innovation and design for values. The program consisted of fourteen short-term pilot projects and was made possibly by support from The Hague municipality. The pilot program closed with a stimulating symposium on 8 June 2018 in the Peace Palace in The Hague.
Incorporating Ethical Considerations in Autonomous & Intelligent Systems (A/IS) – Policy & Industry Requirements in the Algorithmic Age was the topic of an interactive discussion that took place in The Hague on Monday 11 June 2018. The Delft Design for Values Institute co-organized this event with the IEEE Standards Association. Some photos from the event and slides from some of the speakers.
The oil industry shapes the built environment of port cities and coastal areas. How can their design be made sustainable? This is one of the questions that DDFV board member Carola Heine addresses in her research. She is one of the organizers of the upcoming conference Viscous Space; The Offshore Physicality of the [...]
A master thesis written at Delft University of Technology on “Agency perception and moral values related to Autonomous Weapons; An empirical study using the Value-Sensitive Design approach" recently received a prize.
The European Research Council has awarded a 2.5 million euro ERC Advanced Grant to DDFV researcher Ibo van de Poel. In the coming five years, he and his team will develop a philosophical theory of value change that can be used to improve the ability of complex socio-technical systems such as gas infrastructure, blockchains, energy grids and self-driving cars to adapt to changing values. The grant gives a big impulse to one of the central themes of the DDFV Institute, namely value dynamics.