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Next Steps for Value Sensitive Design? A Practitioner's Progress

Jill Palzkill Woelfer
Human Computer Interaction Consortium, HCIC (2015)


Over the last 20 years, value sensitive design (VSD) as a framework and approach based in theory has been widely applied, and also contested, in HCI. In this presentation, I draw on 8 years of practice to show how VSD is a suitable and productive methodological framework for research on social change and social impact. My goal is to promote discussion at HCIC of the connection of theory and practice, and how bridging the gap between theory and practice can, in turn, bridge the gap between academic and industry research.