Slow Tech: a quest for good, clean and fair ICT
2014 (English)In: Journal of Information, Communication and Ethics in Society, ISSN 1477-996X, ISSN 1477-996X, Vol. 12, no 2, 78-92 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The purpose of this paper is to introduce the term Slow Tech as a way of describinginformation and communication technology (ICT) that is good, clean and fair. These aretechnologies that are human centred, environmentally sustainable and socially desirable.Design/methodology/approach – The paper’s approach is based on a qualitative discourse thatjustifies the introduction of Slow Tech as a new design paradigm.Findings – The limits of the human body, and the need to take into account human wellbeing, thelimits of the planet and stakeholders’ interests in decision making, all suggest the need for a newparadigm, Slow Tech, in the design of ICT and ICT systems. Three scenarios are described as casestudies.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Bingley, UK: Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2014. Vol. 12, no 2, 78-92 p.
Cleant ICT, Environmentally sustainable, Ethically acceptable, Fair ICT, Good ICT, Slow Tech
Human Computer Interaction Media and Communication Technology Environmental Sciences Ethics Philosophy
Research subject Human-Computer Interaction
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-232558DOI: 10.1108/JICES-11-2013-0051OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-232558DiVA: diva2:748711