Quotation Spiekermann-Hoff, Sarah, Winkler, Till. 2020. Value-based Engineering for Ethics by Design.




This article gives a methodologicaloverview of Value-based Engineering for ethics by design. It discusses keychallenges and measures involved in eliciting, conceptualizing, prioritizing and respecting values in system design. Thereby itdraws from software engineering, value sensitive design, design thinkingand participatorydesignas well asfrom philosophical sources, especially Material Ethics of Value. The article recognizestimely challenges for Value-based Engineering, such ascompatibility with agile forms of system development, responsibility in hardly controllable ecosystems of interconnected services, fearless integration of external stakeholders and the difficulty in measuring the ethicality of a system. Finally, the Value-based Engineering methodology presented here benefits from learningscollected in the IEEE P7000 standardization process as well as from a case study. P7000 has been set up by IEEE to establish a process model, which addresses ethical considerations throughout the various stages of system initiation, analysis and design.


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Status of publication Published
Affiliation External
Type of publication Working/discussion paper, preprint
Language English
Title Value-based Engineering for Ethics by Design
Year 2020
URL https://arxiv.org/abs/2004.13676


Spiekermann-Hoff, Sarah (Details)
Winkler, Till (Details)
Research areas (Ă–STAT Classification 'Statistik Austria')
1140 Software engineering (Details)
6815 Product design (Details)
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