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Message posted on 23/09/2021

Call for papers - DRS2022 Bilbao - theme track: Ethics as Creativity in Design

                *Ethics as Creativity in Design*
(track #28)

Designing requires enormous social and moral responsibility as we are
surrounded by products and services that shape – and simultaneously get
shaped by – the way we live. Not only do these products and services serve
utilitarian functions, but they also influence our norms and values in
multiple and often unforeseen ways. The challenge of responsible design
asks for active reflection on ethical issues. However, with the classical
top-down approach, ethics may be perceived as restrictive, setting
boundaries for what is allowed and what not. Within philosophy of
technology, ethical reflection is moving towards a more constructive
approach, accompanying technological development with careful
considerations. We want to take a step further and are proposing a move
towards something that could be called ‘creative ethics’, where a
approach in dealing with ethical issues fosters inspiration and imagination
for desirable futures. In other words; we want to propose ethics as a basis
for design, rather than an assessment criterion.

In this track theme we therefore welcome papers that investigate or show
how incorporating ethical reflection in the design process can foster
creative solutions for future use of technology.

Dr. Ir. Wouter Eggink, University of Twente (the Netherlands) – contact
Prof. Dr. Steven Dorrestijn, Saxion University of Applied Sciences (the

Jelle van Dijk – University of Twente []
Joseph Lindley – Lancaster University []
Geke Ludden – University of Twente []
Liesbeth Stam – KU Leuven []
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