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Batya Friedman

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Professor
Office: Mary Gates Hall 370E
Phone: 206.616.7210
Fax: 206.616.3152

Primary Areas of Expertise

Biography

Batya Friedman is a Professor in the Information School, Adjunct Professor in the Department of Computer Science, and Adjunct Professor in the Department of Human-Centered Design and Engineering at the University of Washington where she directs the Value Sensitive Design Research Lab. Batya pioneered value sensitive design (VSD), an approach to account for human values in the design of information systems. First developed in human-computer interaction, VSD has since been used in information management, human-robotic interaction, computer security, civil engineering, applied philosophy, and land use and transportation. Her work has focused on a wide range of values, some include privacy in public, trust, freedom from bias, moral agency, sustainability, safety, calmness, freedom of expression, and human dignity; along with a range of technologies such as web browsers, urban simulation, robotics, open source tools, mobile computing, implantable medical devices, computer security, ubiquitous computing and computing infrastructure. She is currently working on multi-lifespan information system design and on methods for envisioning – new ideas for leveraging information systems to shape our futures. Voices from the Rwanda Tribunal is an early project in this multi-lifespan information system design program. In 2012 Batya was awarded the SIG-CHI Social Impact Award.

Education

  • Ph D, University of California, Berkeley, 1988
  • BA, University of California, Berkeley, 1979

Memberships

  • Association for Computing Machinery
  • Association for Computing Machinery, Special Interest Group - Computers and Society

Videos

Play iOn the Future: Voices from the Rwanda Tribunal

iOn the Future: Voices from the Rwanda Tribunal

Faculty member Batya Friedman created the first collection of digital stories from people who served on a war crimes tribunal as well as the accompanying interactive website that invites public curation.

This segment is part of a 60-minute UWTV-produced documentary film about the UW Information School and its work, which aims to draw attention to the school’s faculty and the social impact of their research.

 

Play Batya Friedman Gives a Voice to Personnel from War Crimes Tribunal

Batya Friedman Gives a Voice to Personnel from War Crimes Tribunal

Voices from the Rwanda Tribunal, an interactive website, is the first collection of stories from people who have served on this war crimes tribunal.

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Secondary Areas of Expertise

Presentations

  • "Agents of Value" (2013)
    Presented at: AAMAS
  • "Interacting with Policy over the Longer-Term: An Example from the Voices from the Rwanda Tribunal Project" (2013)
  • "Research Culture in Information and Computing Research" (2013)
  • "The Shape of Being: Technology Design, Human Values and the Future" (2013)
    Presented at: University of Washington
  • "The Shape of Being: Technology Design, Human Values and the Future" (2013)
    Presented at: Department of Computer Science, University of Colorado
  • "The Shape of Being: Technology Design, Human Values and the Future" (2013)
    Presented at: School of Information, University of Michigan Ann Arbor
  • "The Shape of Being: Technology Design, Human Values and the Future" (2013)
    Presented at: Art Institute of Seattle
  • "The Shape of Being: Technology Design, Human Values and the Future" (2013)
    Presented at: Adobe Corporation
  • "Intellectual Culture: Publication Culture in Computing Research" (2012)
  • "On Method: Human Values and Technical Infrastructure." (2012)
    Presented at: Oxford University
  • "Something of Value" (2012)
  • "Value Sensitive Design for Social Networking" (2012)
    Presented at: Technical University of Delft
  • "Voices from Rwanda Tribunal" (2012)
    Presented at: School of Journalism and Communication, National University of Rwanda
  • "Digital media, reconciliation, and the International Criminal Tribunal" (2011)
    Presented at: The Hague
  • "Digital media, reconciliation, and the International Criminal Tribunal" (2011)
    Presented at: Institute for Information Systems, University of Siegen
  • "Discussant for Martha Nussbaum" (2011)
    Presented at: Technical University of Delft
  • "Human values and technical infrastructure: Considering the case of the cloud, (augmented reality) and mobile computing" (2011)
    Presented at: Microsoft, Inc. & University of Washington
  • "Parenting from the pocket: Value tensions and technical directions for secure and private parent-teen mobile safety" (2011)
    Presented at: Man-Machine Interaction Group at Technical Delft University
  • "Respecting safety: Two techniques for keeping participants safe while investigating safety" (2011)
    Presented at: Information School, University of Washington
  • "Value sensitive design" (2011)
    Presented at: National Science Foundation
  • "Value sensitive design: An introduction" (2011)
    Presented at: Technical Delft University
  • "Addressing value tensions during the design process" (2010)
    Presented at: SIGCHI - Special Interest Group on Computer-Human Interaction (ACM)
  • "Addressing value tensions during the design process" (2009)
    Presented at: SIGCHI - Special Interest Group on Computer-Human Interaction (ACM)
  • "Beyond beta: Inspiring long-term thinking about interactive technology with Envisioning Cards" (2009)
    Presented at: SIGCHI - Special Interest Group on Computer-Human Interaction (ACM)
  • "Multi-lifespan Information System Design in Post-Conflict Societies: A Rwandan Experience of International Justice" (2009)
    Presented at: DUB - Human Computer Interaction and Design Group, University of Washington
  • "Peace and Justice Through Film" (2009)
    Presented at: Never Again Rwanda; Tribunal Voices
  • "Privacy, Safety, and Verifiability: Envisioning Political Change" (2009)
    Presented at: Google, Inc.
  • "Value Sensitive Design: Principles and Practice" (2009)
    Presented at: Center for Biomedical Ethics, Stanford University
  • "Voices from the Rwanda Tribunal: Striving for Justice After Genocide" (2009)
    Presented at: University of Washington; Tribunal Voices
  • "Voices from the Rwanda Tribunal: Striving for Justice After Genocide" (2009)
    Presented at: Stanford University, Center for Work, Technology, and Organization
  • "Voices from the Rwanda Tribunal: Striving for Justice After Genocide" (2009)
    Presented at: Department of Media, Culture, and Communication, New York University
  • "Designing for Human Values in Information Systems" (2008)
    Presented at: MIT - Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • "Designing for Human Values in Information Systems" (2008)
    Presented at: Department of Computer Science, University of Toronto
  • "Multi-lifespan design challenges: Considering an African context" (2008)
    Presented at: DIS - Designing Interactive Systems
  • "The Watcher and The Watched" (2007)
    Presented at: ACLU - American Civil Liberties Union
  • "Informing e-participation with results from simulations of urban development" (2006)
    Presented at: DGRC - Digital Government Research Center
  • "On Value Sensitive Design" (2006)
    Presented at: Utrecht University
  • "Privacy by Design" (2006)
    Presented at: Swedish Institute of Computer Science
  • "Privacy by Design" (2006)
    Presented at: School of Computer and Information Sciences, University of Southern Alabama
  • "Privacy by Design" (2006)
    Presented at: Northwestern University
  • "Privacy by Design" (2006)
    Presented at: Patrick Suppes Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Science and Technology and the Department of Communication, Stanford University
  • "Privacy patterns for online interactions" (2006)
  • "SafetyNet: Safety in the city at what cost?" (2006)
    Presented at: Ubicomp - International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing
  • "A Value Sensitive Design investigation of privacy for location-enhanced computing" (2005)
    Presented at: SIGCHI - Special Interest Group on Computer-Human Interaction (ACM)
  • "Does AIBO have a soul? Children's perceptions of robotic dogs" (2005)
    Presented at: Society for Research on Childhood Development
  • "Reflections on usable privacy for location-awareness systems" (2005)
    Presented at: EUSSET - European Society for Socially Embedded Technologies
  • "The distant gardener: What conversations in a telegarden reveal about the user experience of telepresence" (2005)
    Presented at: SIGCHI - Special Interest Group on Computer-Human Interaction (ACM)
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