Technological artefacts are not neutral, but embody socio-cultural, political, ethical, and other values. Assumptions and conceptions determine the various phases of research and development and inscribe themselves in these products and services.
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Technology design is based on values, e.g., privacy and security, power relations, distribution of work, production conditions, gender equality and participation, anti-racism, trans*gender equity, disability justice, inclusion, user empowerment, sustainability, ecological responsibility. How do we reflect and integrate such values in our project?
Is our project meant to support the status quo or do we strive for change?
How will we combine and balance conflicting social and technical factors?
How do we deal with conflicting values in our project?
What are our institutional values and how do they align with product development?
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