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    Why value sensitive design needs ethical commitments
    with Alina Huldtgren
    Ethics and Information Technology 23 (1): 23-26. 2021.
    Currently, value sensitive design (VSD) does not commit to a particular ethical theory. Critiques contend that without such an explicit commitment, VSD lacks a methodology for distinguishing genuine moral values from mere stakeholders-preferences and runs the risk of attending to a set of values that is unprincipled or unbounded. We argue that VSD practitioners need to complement it with an ethical theory. We argue in favour of a mid-level ethical theory to fulfil this role.
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    Persuasive technologies for health‐related behaviour change give rise to ethical concerns. As of yet, no study has explicitly attended to ethical concerns arising with the design and use of these technologies for vulnerable people. This is striking because these technologies are designed to help people change their attitudes or behaviours, which is particularly valuable for vulnerable people. Vulnerability is a complex concept that is both an ontological condition of our humanity and highly cont…Read more
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    Capability Sensitive Design for Health and Wellbeing Technologies
    Science and Engineering Ethics 26 (6): 3363-3391. 2020.
    This article presents the framework Capability Sensitive Design, which consists of merging the design methodology Value Sensitive Design with Martha Nussbaum's capability theory. CSD aims to normatively assess technology design in general, and technology design for health and wellbeing in particular. Unique to CSD is its ability to account for human diversity and to counter injustices that manifest in technology design. The basic framework of CSD is demonstrated by applying it to the hypothetica…Read more
  • De Kwetsbaarheid van Femtech
    Podium Voor Bio-Ethiek 4 (26): 13-15. 2019.
    Femtech, apps gericht op de reproductieve gezondheid van vrouwen, belooft vrouwen te empoweren door hen kennis en controle te geven over hun lichaam. Maar femtech is niet zonder problemen: de ervaring van de gebruiker past niet altijd in de tot data gereduceerde werkelijkheid van de app. Bovendien pretenderen de apps inclusief te zijn maar zijn zij heteronormatief. Ook verzamelen en verkopen de fertiliteitapps intieme informatie. Femtech kan daarmee een bron van kwetsbaarheid zijn voor gebruiker…Read more