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.
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
- Welcome word by Pieter Vermaas
- Introduction Design for Values by Jeroen van den Hoven
- Case presentation by Stefan Aarninkhof
- Case presentation by David Abbink
10:30 – Session Value Dynamics
- Keynote by Batya Friedman
- Pitches from Roy Bendor, Maurice Harteveld and Ibo van de Poel
- Discussion moderated by Nynke Tromp
11:50 – *break*
12:30 – Session Value Conflict
- Keynote by Marco Steinberg
- Pitches from Marja Elsinga, Doris van Halem, Alan Hanjalic
- Discussion moderated by Hessel Winsemius
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.
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.