A short video was published yesterday in which Prof. Dr. Jeroen van den Hoven speaks about design for values, responsible innovation and governments as 'launching customers' for realizing a good information society. He believes that there are many opportunities in this area for both the Netherlands and Europe.
It is our pleasure to announce a CfP for a special issue in the journal SIMULATION. This journal is dedicated to the practice of computer simulations from several disciplines, and therefore it reaches out to a number of computer scientists, researchers, and engineers. The special issue is on the ethics and societal dimension of computer simulations, and it will be edited by DDfV scientific director Jeroen van den Hoven and DDfV researcher Juan Duran. If you are doing research on this topic, you are cordially invited to submit a paper.
"Conny Bakker is Professor of Design Methodology for Sustainability and Circular Economy at the Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering (IDE). When devising products for a circular economy, designers need to look much further ahead, beyond the product’s first life to new forms of reuse and – ultimately – recycling."
The Dutch National AI Course is a free online course that was launched in Januari 2019. Aim of the course is to inform as many Dutch people as possible about the basic principles of artificial intelligence (AI). Professors Jeroen van den Hoven (Delft Faculty of TPM) and Catholijn Jonker (Delft Faculty of EEMCS), scientific director respectively advisory member of the DDfV Institute, are among the experts interviewed for the course.
The TU Delft Teaching Lab invites all interested stakeholders to a one-day conference on ‘Design for Well-being Education’, to take place on 5 April 2019. In this conference we will share and discuss latest insights in design for well-being education, with a special focus on ethics. The event includes two inspiring keynote lectures, workshops on tools and methods to design for well-being, and practices related to ethical considerations regarding design for well-being. There is also still room for a number of 10-minute presentations in Pecha Kucha style.
Products and services can contribute to solving complex social problems such as crime or climate change. A new book, Designing for Society, provides a hands-on tool to professionals and students interested in using social design to make a difference in the world. It was written by Paul Hekkert and Nynke Tromp, two researchers from the TU Delft Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering and active members of the Delft Design for Values Institute.
On 29 November 2018 the Brookings Institute and Delft University of Technology are together organizing a seminar that explores the weakness and dangers the digital environment poses to democracy, and investigates how the digital environment might be proactively redesigned in order to positively enhance the quality democracy. Registration is still possible until 27 November.
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.
DDfV researcher Ibo van de Poel is one of the organizers of a 7-day course for PhD students on the Philosophy of Responsible Innovation. One of the course days is dedicated to Design for Values. Van de Poel teaches this topic together with Jeroen van den Hoven, scientific director of the DDfV Institute.