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European Convention for Engineering Deans 2021

Engineering Skills for a Future to Build Universidad Carlos III - Madrid - 17-19 November 2021 You may now register to the 12th edition of the SEFI European Convention of Engineering Deans – Engineering Skills for a Future to Build. The main…

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Responsible Engineering, Design and Innovation

Rafael A. CalvoDyson School of Design Engineering, Imperial College London, UK In a recent article about the future of design education, Meyer and Norman defined design as “Design generates the tangible and intangible built environment as well as the social…

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The beginning of our value sensitive design journey

Dylan Cawthorne, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark For the past few years my research at the University of Southern Denmark has focused on applying the value sensitive design (VSD) methodology to an exciting and sometimes contentious technology – drones (https://www.sdu.dk/en/forskning/sduuascenter). …

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Finding values in the dark

Taylor Stone TU Delft, The Netherlands At a general level, the basic tenets of value sensitive design (VSD) are easy enough to grasp; the challenge lies in applying the concepts and methods to specific domains or technologies, and working through…

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Envision values, envision value sensitive design

Steven Umbrello,University of Turin, Italy  steven.umbrello@unito.it Daisy Yoo,Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands : d.yoo@tue.nl How can engineering students learn to quickly and actively engage in designing technologies for human values rather than relegating them to afterthoughts? Or, more precisely, what…

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Let us ask bold and potentially transformative questions!

Jennifer Amos, Gabriel Rashad Burks UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS URBANA-CHAMPAIGN, USA In user-centered design, a designer spends significant time trying to understand the problem (Figure 1). The user-centered design process entails multiple rounds of divergent and convergent thinking. In particular, the designer must…

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