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Batya Friedman

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

Specialization

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Multi-lifespan Information System Design
  • Value Sensitive Design

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, Computer Science, 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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Areas of Expertise

Publications and Contributions

  • Conference Paper CPS: Beyond usability: Applying value sensitive design based methods to investigate domain characteristics for security for implantable cardiac devices (2014)
    Annual Computer Security Applications Conference (ACSAC) Authors: Tamara Denning, Batya Friedman, Brian Gill, Daniel Kramer, Matthew Reynolds, Tadayoshi Kohno
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal Structural challenges and the need to adapt: Broadening the conversation about scholars and scholarship in computing and information research (2014)
    Communications of the ACM Volume 57 Issue 7 page 34-37 Author: Batya Friedman
  • Conference Paper A value sensitive action-reflection model: Evolving a co-design space with stakeholder and designer prompts (2013)
    Proceedings of CHI 2013 page 419-428 Authors: Daisy Yoo, Alina Huldtgren, Jill Woelfer, David Hendry, Batya Friedman
  • Conference Paper Envisioning across generations: A multi-lifespan information system for international justice in Rwanda (2013)
    Proceedings of CHI 2013 Authors: Daisy Yoo, M Lake, T Nilsen, M E Utter, R Alsdorf, T Bizimana, L P Nathan, M Ring, E J Utter, R F Utter, Batya Friedman
  • Toolkit Security Cards: A Security Threat Brainstorming Toolkit (2013)
    Authors: Batya Friedman, Tamara Denning, Tadayoshi Kohno
  • Conference Short Paper Interactivity: The Envisioning Cards: A toolkit for catalyzing humanistic and technical imagination (2012)
    Extended Abstracts of CHI 2012 Authors: Batya Friedman, David Hendry
  • Conference Short Paper Public curation of a historic collection: A means for speaking safely in public (2012)
    Extended Abstracts of CSCW 2012 Authors: T Nilsen, N C Grey, Batya Friedman
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal Sunlight or sunburn: A survey of attitudes toward online availability of US public records (2012)
    Volume 17 Issue 2 page 99-114 Authors: S A Munson, Daniel Avrahami, Sunny Consolvo, J Fogarty, Batya Friedman, I Smith
  • Conference Paper The Envisioning Cards: A toolkit for catalyzing humanistic and technical imaginations (2012)
    Proceedings of CHI 2012 page 1145-1148 Authors: Batya Friedman, David Hendry
  • Online video series Voices from the Rwanda Tribunal (2012)
    Complete release of video collection Author: Batya Friedman
  • Toolkit Envisioning Cards (2011)
    Authors: Batya Friedman, L P. Nathan, S Kane, J. Lin
  • Conference Paper Improving the safety of homeless young people with mobile phones: Values, form and function (2011)
    Proceedings of the Twenty-Nineth Annual SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems page 1707-1716 Authors: Jill Woelfer, A Iverson, David Hendry, Batya Friedman, B. Gill
  • Conference Paper Multi-lifespan information system design: Investigating a new design approach in Rwanda (2011)
    Proceedings of iConference 2011 Authors: L P Nathan, N. C. Grey, M. Lake, T. Nilsen, E. Utter, R. F. Utter, M. Ring, Z. Kahn, Batya Friedman
  • Conference Paper Sunlight or sunburn: A survey of attitudes toward online availability of US public records (2011)
    Proceedings of dg.o 2011 Authors: S A Munson, Daniel Avrahami, Sunny Consolvo, J Fogarty, Batya Friedman, I Smith
  • Journal Article, Professional Journal Interacting with policy in a political world: Reflections from the Voices of the Rwanda Tribunal project (2010)
    interactions Volume XVII Issue 5 page 56-59 Authors: L P Nathan, Batya Friedman
  • Conference Extended Abstract Multi-lifespan information system design in post-conflict societies: An evolving project in Rwanda (2010)
    Extended Abstracts of CHI 2010 Authors: N C Grey, Z Kahn, M Lake, T Nilsen, L P Nathan, Batya Friedman, E Utter, R F Utter, M Ring
  • Conference Paper Multi-lifespan information system design: A research initiative for the HCI community (2010)
    Proceedings of CHI 2010 page 2243 – 2246 Authors: Batya Friedman, L P. Nathan
  • Conference Paper Parenting from the pocket: Value tensions and technical directions for secure and private parent-teen mobile safety (2010)
    Proceedings of SOUPS 2010 Authors: A. Czeskis, I. Dermendjieva, H. Yapit, A. Borning, Batya Friedman, B. Gill, T. Kohno
  • Conference Paper Patients, pacemakers, and implantable defibrillators: Human values and security for wireless implantable medical devices (2010)
    Proceedings of CHI 2010 page 917-926 Authors: T. Denning, A. Borning, Batya Friedman, B. T. Gill, T. Kohno, W. H. Maisel
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal Children's behavior toward and understanding of robotic and living dogs (2009)
    Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology Volume 30 page 92-102 Authors: T Roberts, E Garret, G. F. Melson, P. H. Kahn Jr., Batya Friedman
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal Robotic pets in human lives: Implications for the human-animal bond and for human relationships with personified technologies (2009)
    Journal of Social Issues Volume 65 Issue 3 page 545-567 Authors: G. F. Melson, P. H. Kahn Jr., A Beck, Batya Friedman
  • Technical Report The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda Information Heritage Project (aka Voices from the Rwanda Tribunal): Integrity Verification Architecture (2009)
    Authors: N C Grey, A. Czeskis, K. Koscher, M Andrews, Batya Friedman, T Kohno
  • Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New The watcher and the watched: Social judgments about privacy in a public place (2009)
    Media space: Reflecting on 20+ years of mediated life page 145-176 Authors: J Hagman, R L Severson, Batya Friedman, P. H. Kahn Jr., B Gill
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal A plasma display window? – The shifting baseline problem in a technologically-mediated natural world (2008)
    Journal of Environmental Psychology Volume 28 Issue 2 page 192-199 Authors: J Hagman, A Stolyar, R Severson, E Fedman, N G Freier, P. H. Kahn Jr., Batya Friedman, B Gill, S Carrere
  • Conference Extended Abstract Beyond the hype: Sustainability & HCI (2008)
    Extended Abstracts of CHI 2008 page 2273-2276 Authors: L P Nathan, E. Blevis, Batya Friedman, J Hasbrouck, P Sengers
  • Conference Paper Envisioning systemic effects on persons and society throughout interactive system design (2008)
    Proceedings of DIS 2008 page 1-10 Authors: L P Nathan, Batya Friedman, P Klasnja, S. Kane, J. Miller
  • Conference Paper Laying the foundations for public participation and value advocacy: Interaction design for a large scale urban simulation (2008)
    Proceedings of the 9th Annual International Conference on Digital Government Research page 305 – 314 Authors: Batya Friedman, A. Borning, J. Davis, B. Gill, P. H. Kahn, Jr., T. Kirplean, Peyina Lin
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal Office window of the future? – Field-based analyses of a new use of a large display (2008)
    International Journal of Human-Computer Studies Volume 66 page 452-465 Authors: Batya Friedman, N G Freier, P H Kahn Jr., Peyina Lin, R Sodeman
  • Conference Paper Personlig integritet: A comparative study of perceptions of privacy in public places in Sweden and the United States (2008)
    Proceedings of NordiCHI 2008 page 142 – 151 Authors: Batya Friedman, K. Höök, B. Gill, L. Eidmar, C. Sallmander Prien, R. L. Severson
  • Conference Paper Theories and practice of design for interactive systems: Eight design perspectives in ten short weeks (2008)
    Proceedings of the 7th ACM conference on Designing interactive systems (DIS '08) page 435-444 Authors: David Hendry, Batya Friedman
  • Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New Value Sensitive Design (2008)
    Liberating voices: A pattern page 366-368 Author: Batya Friedman
  • Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New Value Sensitive Design and Information Systems (2008)
    The handbook of information and computer ethics page 69-101 Authors: Batya Friedman, P. H. Kahn Jr., A Borning
  • Conference Extended Abstract Value scenarios: A technique forenvisioning systemic effects of new technologies (2007)
    Extended Abstracts of CHI 2007 page 2195-2200 Authors: L P Nathan, P Klasnja, Batya Friedman
  • Conference Paper Value tensions in design: The value sensitive design, development, and appropriation of a corporation's groupware system (2007)
    Proceedings of GROUP 2007 page 281-290 Authors: J. Miller, Batya Friedman, G. Jancke, B. Gill
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal What is a human? – Toward psychological benchmarks in the field of humanrobotic interaction (2007)
    Interaction Studies: Social Behavior and Communication in Biological and Artificial Systems Volume 8 Issue 3 page 363-390 Authors: R L Severson, J Miller, N G Freier, P. H. Kahn Jr., H. Ishiguro, Batya Friedman, T Kandra
  • Conference Paper Development of a privacy addendum for open source licenses: Value Sensitive Design in industry (2006)
    Proceedings of Ubicomp 2006 page 194-211 Authors: Batya Friedman, I. E. Smith, P. H. Kahn, Jr., S. Consolvo, J. Selawski
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal Robotic pets in the lives of preschool children (2006)
    Interaction Studies: Social Behavior and Communication in Biological and Artificial Systems Volume 7 Issue 3 page 405-436 Authors: N G Freier, P. H. Kahn Jr., Batya Friedman, D R Perez-Granados
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal Simulations for urban planning: Designing for human values (2006)
    IEEE Computer Volume 39 Issue 9 page 66-72 Authors: J. Davis, Peyina Lin, A Borning, Batya Friedman, P Kahn, P Waddell
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal The watcher and the watched: Social judgments about privacy in a public place (2006)
    Human-Computer Interaction Journal Volume 21 Issue 2 page 363-390 Authors: J Hagman, R L Severson, Batya Friedman, P. H. Kahn Jr., B Gill
  • Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New Value Sensitive Design and Information Systems (2006)
    Human-computer interaction in management page 348-372 Authors: Batya Friedman, P. H. Kahn Jr., A Borning
  • Conference Paper What is a human? - Toward psychological benchmarks in the field of human-robot interaction (2006)
    Proceedings of the 15th International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN 06) page 364-371 Authors: P. H. Kahn, Jr., H. Ishiguro, Batya Friedman, T. Kanda
  • Technical Report Coding Manual for 'The Distant Gardener: What Conversations in the Telegarden Reveal about Human-Telerobotic Interaction,' (UW Information School Technical Report IS-TR-2005-06-01) (2005)
    Authors: P H Kahn, Jr., Batya Friedman, I S Alexander
  • Technical Report Coding manual for 'The Watcher and The Watched: Social Judgments about Privacy in a Public Place,' (UW Information School Technical Report IS-TR-2005-07-01) (2005)
    Authors: Batya Friedman, P J Kahn, Jr., J Hagman, R L Severson
  • Technical Report Creativity tasks and coding system – used in the plasma display window study. (UW Information School Technical Report IS-TR-2005-04-01) (2005)
    Authors: P H Kahn, Jr., Batya Friedman, R L Severson, E Feldman
  • Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New Informed consent by design (2005)
    Designing secure systems that people can use page 495-521 ISBN/ISSN: 978-0-596-00827-7 Authors: Batya Friedman, Peyina Lin, J K Miller
  • Conference Paper Informing public deliberation: Value sensitive design of indicators for a large-scale urban simulation (2005)
    Proceedings of ECSCW page 449 – 468 Authors: A. Borning, Batya Friedman, J. Davis, Peyina Lin
  • Technical Report Reflections on Usable Privacy for Location-Awareness Systems (UW Information School Technical Report IS-TR-2005-06-02) (2005)
    Author: Batya Friedman
  • Conference Extended Abstract Robots as Dogs? – Children's Interactions with the Robotic Dog AIBO & a Live Australian Shepherd (2005)
    Extended Abstracts of CHI 2005 Authors: T Roberts, E Garrett, G. F. Melson, P. H. Kahn Jr., A M Beck, Batya Friedman
  • Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New Value Sensitive Design (2005)
    Theories of Information behavior: A researcher's guide page 368-372 Authors: Batya Friedman, N G Freier
  • Conference Paper What conversations in the Telegarden reveal about human-telerobotic interaction (2005)
    Proceedings of the 14th International Workshop on Robot and Human Interactive Communication – RO-MAN page 13 – 18 Authors: P. H. Kahn, Jr., Batya Friedman, I. S. Alexander, N G Freier, S. L. Collette
  • Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New Participation in Convergence
    Handbook of Science and Technology Convergence Author: Batya Friedman

Presentations

  • "Information systems in support of transitional justice: Trust, access and safety as design values" (2014)
    Workshop on Trust & Information Policy in the Age of Data (big or small), SIG-IFP & SIG-III Pre-Conference Workshop
  • "Technology of Value: Principles, Policy and Practice" (2014)
    Colloquium, Department of Information Studies, Cornell University
  • "Technology of Value: Principles, Policy and Practice" (2014)
    Colloquium, Department of Computer Science, Harvard University
  • "Toward New Recommended Best Practices for Hiring, Promotion and Scholarship" (2014)
    Invited Talk, Snowbird Conference
  • "Toward New Recommended Best Practices for Hiring, Promotion and Scholarship" (2014)
    Invited Talk, CRA Deans Meeting
  • "Value Sensitive Design: Informal Questions and Answers" (2014)
    Invited Session, Technical University of Delft
  • "Voices from the Rwanda Tribunal: An Update from the Field" (2014)
    Erasmus Studio, Erasmus University
  • "Voices from the Rwanda Tribunal: Multi-lifespan Information System Design in Support of International Justice" (2014)
    Colloquium, International Center for Ethics, Justice and Public Life, Brandeis University
  • "Agents of Value" (2013)
    12th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems, AAMAS
  • "Interacting with Policy over the Longer-Term: An Example from the Voices from the Rwanda Tribunal Project" (2013)
    Workshop on Engaging the Human-Computer Interaction Community with Public Policymaking Internationally (CHI 2013)
  • "Research Culture in Information and Computing Research" (2013)
    CRA Board of Directors Meeting
  • "The Shape of Being: Technology Design, Human Values and the Future" (2013)
    Adobe Distinguished Lecture, Adobe Corporation
  • "The Shape of Being: Technology Design, Human Values and the Future" (2013)
    University Faculty Lecture, University of Washington
  • "The Shape of Being: Technology Design, Human Values and the Future" (2013)
    Colloquium, Art Institute of Seattle
  • "The Shape of Being: Technology Design, Human Values and the Future" (2013)
    Yahoo! Lecture, School of Information, University of Michigan Ann Arbor
  • "The Shape of Being: Technology Design, Human Values and the Future" (2013)
    Colloquium, Department of Computer Science, University of Colorado
  • "Intellectual Culture: Publication Culture in Computing Research" (2012)
    Dagstuhl Perspectives Workshop on Publication Culture in Computing Research
  • "On Method: Human Values and Technical Infrastructure." (2012)
    e-Research Ethics Retreat, Oxford University
  • "Something of Value" (2012)
    SIG-CHI Social Impact Award
  • "Value Sensitive Design for Social Networking" (2012)
    Technical University of Delft
  • "Voices from Rwanda Tribunal" (2012)
    School of Journalism and Communication, National University of Rwanda
  • "Digital media, reconciliation, and the International Criminal Tribunal" (2011)
    Institute for Information Systems, University of Siegen
  • "Digital media, reconciliation, and the International Criminal Tribunal" (2011)
    Supranational Criminal Law Lecture Series, The Hague
  • "Discussant for Martha Nussbaum" (2011)
    Technical University of Delft
  • "Human values and technical infrastructure: Considering the case of the cloud, (augmented reality) and mobile computing" (2011)
    Microsoft Summer Institute on Security and Privacy for a Consumer, Microsoft, Inc. & University of Washington
  • "Parenting from the pocket: Value tensions and technical directions for secure and private parent-teen mobile safety" (2011)
    Man-Machine Interaction Group at Technical Delft University
  • "Respecting safety: Two techniques for keeping participants safe while investigating safety" (2011)
    Research Conversation , Information School, University of Washington
  • "Value sensitive design" (2011)
    NSF PI Future of the Internet – Security and Trust Meeting, National Science Foundation
  • "Value sensitive design: An introduction" (2011)
    Summer School for Values and Design, Technical Delft University
  • "Addressing value tensions during the design process" (2010)
    Annual Conference, SIGCHI - Special Interest Group on Computer-Human Interaction (ACM)
  • "Addressing value tensions during the design process" (2009)
    Annual Conference, SIGCHI - Special Interest Group on Computer-Human Interaction (ACM)
  • "Beyond beta: Inspiring long-term thinking about interactive technology with Envisioning Cards" (2009)
    Annual Conference, 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)
    DUB - Human Computer Interaction and Design Group, University of Washington
  • "Peace and Justice Through Film" (2009)
    Panel and screening of films by Rwandan youth at the United States Embassy to Rwanda, Never Again Rwanda; Tribunal Voices
  • "Privacy, Safety, and Verifiability: Envisioning Political Change" (2009)
    Google Privacy Summit, Google, Inc.
  • "Value Sensitive Design: Principles and Practice" (2009)
    Center for Biomedical Ethics, Stanford University
  • "Voices from the Rwanda Tribunal: Striving for Justice After Genocide" (2009)
    University of Washington; Tribunal Voices
  • "Voices from the Rwanda Tribunal: Striving for Justice After Genocide" (2009)
    Department of Media, Culture, and Communication, New York University
  • "Voices from the Rwanda Tribunal: Striving for Justice After Genocide" (2009)
    Invited lecture, Stanford University, Center for Work, Technology, and Organization
  • "Designing for Human Values in Information Systems" (2008)
    The Media Lab, MIT - Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • "Designing for Human Values in Information Systems" (2008)
    Department of Computer Science, University of Toronto
  • "Multi-lifespan design challenges: Considering an African context" (2008)
    Workshop on Building an International Community, DIS - Designing Interactive Systems
  • "The Watcher and The Watched" (2007)
    Biennial Board of Directors meeting, ACLU - American Civil Liberties Union
  • "Informing e-participation with results from simulations of urban development" (2006)
    Workshop on E-Participation; National Conference on Digital Government Research, DGRC - Digital Government Research Center
  • "On Value Sensitive Design" (2006)
    Dutch Workshop on Methodological Aspects of Technology Development and Design, Ethics Institute, Utrecht University
  • "Privacy by Design" (2006)
    MediaSpace: A Panel Discussion on Being Public in a Networked World, Patrick Suppes Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Science and Technology and the Department of Communication, Stanford University
  • "Privacy by Design" (2006)
    Swedish Institute of Computer Science
  • "Privacy by Design" (2006)
    Technology & Social Behavior Colloquium, Northwestern University
  • "Privacy by Design" (2006)
    School of Computer and Information Sciences, University of Southern Alabama
  • "Privacy patterns for online interactions" (2006)
    Conference on Pattern Languages of Programs (PLoP2006)
  • "SafetyNet: Safety in the city at what cost?" (2006)
    Workshop on Exurban Noir, Ubicomp - International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing
  • "A Value Sensitive Design investigation of privacy for location-enhanced computing" (2005)
    Workshop on Quality, Value(s), and Choice: Exploring Wider Implications of HCI Practice, SIGCHI - Special Interest Group on Computer-Human Interaction (ACM)
  • "Does AIBO have a soul? Children's perceptions of robotic dogs" (2005)
    Society for Research on Childhood Development
  • "Reflections on usable privacy for location-awareness systems" (2005)
    Workshop on Location Awareness and Community; Annual Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work, EUSSET - European Society for Socially Embedded Technologies
  • "The distant gardener: What conversations in a telegarden reveal about the user experience of telepresence" (2005)
    alt.chi session at CHI 2005, SIGCHI - Special Interest Group on Computer-Human Interaction (ACM)
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