Tools for ethical and sustainable IT systems
2012 (English)In: Creating and applying socially, ethically and professionally acceptable ICT systems: Current challenges and what is next? / [ed] Diane Whitehouse, 2012, 4-5 p.Conference paper, Presentation (Refereed)
In this presentation we will discuss four different avenues to increase ethical awareness in individual organizations: stimulation, regulation, manipulation, and social pressure. Although all of these strategies are well known to induce behavioral change, some have naturally been more recurring in the discourse on ethics than others. We will present an overview over the possibilities and risks in each one of them and discuss their presence in a sample of methods: Enid Mumford’s ETHICS method, in which ethical dimensions are incorporated in common practise; ACM’s Codes of Ethics, which is aiming at creating norms in the community of computing professionals; Ambra Trotto’s Rights Through Making and Batya Friedman,s Value Sensitive Design, which have the ambition to enhance ethical awareness by embedding values in artifacts; and our own social media project ColLab, which turns ethical decision making into a collaborative, social enterprise. We will discuss and compare tools and methods reagrding their practical value in the light of philosophical theory and empirical research.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. 4-5 p.
communication, decision-making, environment, ethics, information technology, moral philosophy, psychology, sustainability, usability
Human Computer Interaction Human Aspects of ICT
Research subject Human-Computer Interaction
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-179148OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-179148DiVA: diva2:543543
IFIP WG 9.2 & 9.2.2 Workshop June 2012