Human-Driven Design: A Human-Driven Approach to the Design of Technology

Marketta Niemelä, Veikko Ikonen, Jaana Leikas, Kristiina Kantola, Minna Kulju, Antti Tammela, Mari Ylikauppila

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    In the midst of the many large-scale societal and technological transformations, there is a need for design approaches that respect human values and needs and are able to integrate multiple perspectives into technology design in order to work for outcomes that are interesting, feasible and sustainable in all senses of the term. For this purpose, we discuss a possible approach to the design of technology that is driven by human and social values, is collaborative in nature and reflective in terms of responsibility and ethics in the design. We call this approach 'Human-Driven Design' and argue that it is needed especially when designing for enabling and emerging information and communication technologies. A human-driven design approach should focus on the early phases of design, be strongly future-oriented and aim to contribute to innovation for a sustainable society and better quality of life in the future.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationICT and Society
    EditorsKai Kimppa, Diane Whitehouse, Tiina Kuusela, Jackie Phahlamohlaka
    ISBN (Electronic)978-3-662-44208-1
    ISBN (Print)978-3-662-44207-4, 978-3-662-51582-2
    Publication statusPublished - 2014
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    Event11th IFIP TC 9 International Conference on Human Choice and Computers: HCC11 2014 - Turku, Finland
    Duration: 30 Jul 20141 Aug 2014

    Publication series

    SeriesIFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology


    Conference11th IFIP TC 9 International Conference on Human Choice and Computers
    Abbreviated titleHCC11 2014


    • human-driven design
    • computers and society


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