The Values in Design Initiative
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VID Basics

Below are a selection of introductory texts for Values in Design. If you are looking for a more comprehensive list, please visit the Library. If you are looking for other special collections, see Security or Privacy.

 

Bowker, G.C. & Star, S.L. (1999). Sorting things out: Classification and its consequences. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Brey, P. "Method in computer ethics: Towards a multi-level interdisciplinary approach." In A. D’Atri , et. al. (Eds.), Look to the future of the information society ETHIOCOMP `99. (pp. 1-10). [CD-ROM]. LUISS Guido Carli Centro di Ricerca sui Sistemi Informativi.

Clark, D. D., Wroclawski, J., Sollins, K. R., and Braden, R. (2005) "Tussle in Cyberspace: Defining Tomorrow’s Internet." IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking. 13(3), 462-475.

Flanagan, M., Howe, D., and Nissenbaum, H. (2008) "Embodying Values in Technology: Theory and Practice." Information Technology and Moral Philosophy. Eds. J. van den Hoven and J. Weckert. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 322-353.

Friedman, B., & Nissenbaum, H. (1996). "Bias in computer systems." ACM Transactions on Information Systems, 14(3), 330-347. (Earlier version published as Tech. Rep. No. CSLI-94-188, Stanford, CA: CSLI, Stanford University)

L. Introna and H. Nissenbaum. "Shaping the Web: Why the Politics of Search Engines Matters." The Information Society , 16(3):1-17,2000.

Friedman, B., Kahn, P. and Borning, A. (2006) "Value Sensitive Design and Information Systems." Human-Computer Interaction in Management Information Systems: Foundations. Eds. B. Schneiderman, P. Zhang, & D. Galletta. New York: M.E. Sharpe, 348-372.

Manders-Huits, N. and Zimmer, M. (2009) "Values and Pragmatic Action: The Challenges of Introducing Ethical Intelligence in Technical Design Communities." International Review of Information Ethics. X, 37-44.

Pfaffenberger, B. (1992) "Technological Dramas." Science, Technology, & Human Values. 17(3), 282-312.

Pinch, Trevor and W. Bijker. "The Social Construction of Facts and Artifacts: Or How the Sociology of Science and the Sociology of Technology Might Benefit Each Other." Shaping Technology/Building Society. Ed. W. Bijker and J. Law. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1992, 17-50.

Sengers, P., Boehner, K., David, S. and Kaye, J. (2005) "Reflective Design." Culturally Embedded Computing Group. Ithaca, NY: Cornell Information Science, 49-58.

Teich, Al, Mark S. Frankel, Rob Kling, & Ya-ching Lee. (1999) "Anonymous Communication Policies for the Internet, Results and Recommendations of the AAAS Conference." The Information Society, 15( 2), 71-77.

Winner, L. Do Artifacts Have Politics?" The Whale and the Reactor. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1986, 19-39.