iSchool Research Symposium: Michael Best
Value Sensitive Design and U.N. Peacekeepers
Value Sensitive Design (VSD) is an established theory and method for designing technology that brings human values to the forefront of the technical design process — providing engineers, designers, and others involved in developing technology with strategies for identifying and incorporating human values into the design and development process. While projects have employed VSD in the development of military weaponry, there is a paucity of research applying VSD to design problems in peacekeeping. In this talk, Dr. Best, an associate professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology, will overview work applying VSD methods to the examination of ICTs among U.N. blue helmet peacekeepers.