Design for Values: Sharpen Your Business Proposition

Sharpen your business proposition by learning how to systematically integrate values (such as sustainability, safety, equity and privacy) into the design of new technologies or products in your organization. This will ensure a strategic win-win outcome for both society and your business.

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By the end of this online course, you will be able to:

  • Critically scrutinize your product design to identify and address ethical issues that your products may give rise to.
  • Translate values into design requirements using the ‘values hierarchy’.
  • Apply ‘design for values’ as a way to systematically integrate ethical and societal values (such as sustainability, safety, equity and privacy) into the design of your own technology or projects.
  • Recognize how values play a role in design processes and identify the different stakeholders involved.
  • Make better decisions in the design process of socially acceptable products and technologies.
  • Recognize value conflicts in design -even if or after values have been built into them- and develop strategies to overcome them.
  • Improve your ability to communicate the choices you make in your design in terms of underlying values.

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