On Friday 10 January 2020, the Dies Natalis of the TU Delft will be celebrated. The theme for this edition is 'Design for Values'. In the afternoon, the official Academic Ceremony will take place, in which DDfV boardmember Paul Hekkert will give the Dies Lecture, and two Honorary Doctorates will be bestowed on Batya Friedman [...]
The program of DDfV Playground Meetings for the new academic year has been released. Dates of the playground meetings can now be found in the Events section. Upon request, we are changing our cadance a bit. Sticking to the 3rd week of each month, the meetings take place alternately on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The themes [...]
Each year the Delft Design for Values Institute distributes a call for its Open Subsidy Program among TU Delft researchers. The third call, which was distributed in the spring of 2019, led to three new seed projects in which researchers from different TU Delft faculties collaborate: Values in Peer-to-Peer Energy Exchanges in Smart Decentralized Energy [...]
We are pleased to announce that the TU Delft Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geo Sciences (CEG) has joined the Delft Design for Values (DDfV) Institute. This means that five TU Delft faculties now collaborate on designing for values and responsible innovation. The other four faculties, who together established the DDfV Institute, are Architecture [...]
Researchers at Delft University of Technology who are working on design for values are cordially invited to make use of this 2019 call for proposals for the “DDfV Open Subsidy”. The aim of this subsidy is to catalyze design for values research, by stimulating cooperation and synergy across groups and increasing the visibility and outreach [...]
From 13 to 17 May 2019, Dr. Elisabeth Lex will visit TU Delft at the invitation of the DDfV Institute. Her work on credibility assessment and trust in recommender systems allows us to translate our values concerning misinformation and filter bubbles into technological norms and concrete design requirements. This work is strongly grounded in evaluation using behavioral user data, which allows us to assess value realization in design/engineering outcomes.
It is our pleasure to announce a CfP for a special issue in the journal SIMULATION. This journal is dedicated to the practice of computer simulations from several disciplines, and therefore it reaches out to a number of computer scientists, researchers, and engineers. The special issue is on the ethics and societal dimension of computer simulations, and it will be edited by DDfV scientific director Jeroen van den Hoven and DDfV researcher Juan Duran. If you are doing research on this topic, you are cordially invited to submit a paper.
Each year the Delft Design for Values Institute distributes a call for proposals for its open subsidy program among TU Delft researchers. The second call, which was distributed in July 2018, led to five new seed projects addressing topics such as realizing spatial justice in the built environment and democratic human-robot partnerships.
In December 2018, the Delft Design for Values (DDfV) Institute will launch its own lecture series. In this series of lunch lectures, we will bring you up to speed on fundamental design for values topics.
How can you design autonomous systems like robots, self-driving cars or IT systems to be transparent and always open to human intervention? This is the question that eight post-docs from four TU Delft faculties will spend the next two years working on. Welcome to AiTech.