Below some research consultancy project that DDfV researchers have carried out in the area of design for values and responsible innovation more broadly.
The Dutch National Police intends to experiment with AI techniques in several work processes. Because of the social role of the police, continuous ethical reflection and evaluation of the proposed solutions is crucial. DDfV researchers are part of a team that was asked to identify the most salient issues. Projects to ensure responsible innovation by means of design for values may be a next step.
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 financial support from The Hague municipality.
The design of digital platforms shapes the public space that is at the basis of our democracy. With a grant from the Dutch State Committee on Reforming the Parliamentary System (Staatscommissie voor Hervorming van het Parlementair Stelsel) researchers from TU Delft are investigating the possibilities that digital platforms offer for micro-targeting potential voters.
This project has developed a framework to assess the moral acceptability of innovations in the disposal of the dead. A wide range of relevant values have been identified and operationalized, which can also be used to further improve the (design of) the innovations in question. The project was done on request of the Dutch Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations.
In October 2017 a big citizen summit took place in the city of Rotterdam. A team from the DDFV Institute helped developed the deliberative procedure for this event, making use of a Massive Open Online Deliberation Platform (MOOD) that has been developed in Delft. With this tool participants can initiate a debate, discuss issues and support policy makers in an open and free deliberation environment.
Organizations who are interested in collaborating with the DDFV Institute in a research consultancy project can contact: