Dies Symposium: Design for Values

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We are delighted to invite you to the Design for Values Dies Symposium, which will be held in the morning of the Dies Natalis (January 10, 10:00-14:00).

Design for Values means making design choices with explicit reference to and for reasons of moral and social values throughout the entire design or engineering process.

New technologies and designs will lead to successful new breakthroughs when they are designed for the moral and social values people hold. This requires making design choices with explicit reference to and for reasons of moral and social values throughout the entire design and engineering process of technologies, products, services, spaces and systems. The Delft Design for Values Institute aims at offering tools and methods to designers and engineers for strengthening this practice, and conducts and stimulates research on how to explicitly design for values.

Session themes

At the symposium two core research pillars of the institute are placed central:

  • Value Dynamics – how to design for values that change over time;
  • Value Conflicts – how to deal with the frictions that emerge between two or more values within design and engineering processes.

The symposium will comprise keynote speeches from two honorary doctors, as well as interactive sessions in which TUD researchers share and discuss their work with the honorary doctors and the audience. The event will encompass what it means to design for values, and investigate how to address the urgent need for engineers and designers to systematically and critically reflect on the social impact of their designs and technologies.

Program Design for Values Symposium

10:00 – Opening

10:30 – Session Value Dynamics

11:50 – *break*

12:30 – Session Value Conflict

13:50 – Wrap up

After the symposium there will be some bites and drinks, and at 15:00 the Academic Ceremony will start in the Auditorium. DDfV’s board member and professor Paul Hekkert will give a keynote during this ceremony; the Dies Natalis Lecture. It is also traditionally the moment for the bestowing of Honorary Doctorates.

Registration & practicalities

Location: Collegezaal A, Aula Conference Center (building 20), Mekelweg 5, Delft.

The symposium is free of charge and open to all TU Delft researchers, staff and students, as well as to interested people from outside TU Delft.

Register for this free event

More info

Updates about the program of the symposium will be published on this page.
Information about the full Dies Natalis program can be found on the TU Delft website.

Speakers and moderators

  • Stefan Aarninkhof
    Stefan Aarninkhof
    Professor Hydraulic Engineering
  • David Abbink
    David Abbink
    Professor Haptic Human-Robot Interaction
  • Roy Bendor
    Roy Bendor
    Assistent professor at Industrial Design
  • Marja Elsinga
    Marja Elsinga
    Professor of Housing Institutions & Governance
  • Batya Friedman
    Batya Friedman
    Professor, Value Sensitive Design Research Lab
  • Doris van Halem
    Doris van Halem
    Associate Professor of Drinking Water Treatment
  • Alan Hanjalic
    Alan Hanjalic
    Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Professor, Multimedia Computing Group
  • Maurice Harteveld
    Maurice Harteveld
    Researcher Urban Design & the Architecture of the City
  • Jeroen van den Hoven
    Jeroen van den Hoven
    Professor of Ethics & Technology
  • Ibo van de Poel
    Ibo van de Poel
    Professor of Ethics & Technology
  • Marco Steinberg
    Marco Steinberg
    Snowcone & Haystack, strategic design practice in Helsinki, Finland
  • Nynke Tromp
    Nynke Tromp
    Assistant Professor of Industrial Design
  • Pieter Vermaas
    Pieter Vermaas
    Associate Professor of Philosophy of Design
  • Hessel Winsemius
    Hessel Winsemius
    Associate Professor at the Faculty of Civil Engineering