Ethics of Information Systems Design in Humanitarian Sector: Cultivating Humanitarian values among Technologists

Kumar A, Søraker J


Abstract
Ethical considerations have been an important part of the humanitarian discourse for decades. The short paper aims to present insights from the point of view of a technology practitioner with field experience in the humanitarian sector and emphasise on the need for continued dialogue about the importance of ethics in design of appropriate technology. The paper advocates for a value sensitive design approach to information systems design and proposes the need for increasing sensitivity towards the issues in technologist working in the area and draws an outline for possible future research.

Keywords
Applied Ethics, Computer Ethics, Humanitarian Principles, Red Cross Code of Conduct, Value Sensitive Design



Publication type
Conference Paper

Peer reviewed
Yes

Publication status
Published

Year
2015

Conference
The 12th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management

Venue
Kristiansand, Norway

Book title
ISCRAM2015 Conference Proceedings - The 12th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management

Editor
Palen L, Buscher M, Comes T, Hughes A

Language
English

ISSN
2411-3387

ISBN
978-82-7117-788-1

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