Values in Design Methodologies for AI

Authors Huib Aldewereld , Tina Mioch
Published in Springer LNBIP 423
Publication date 22 June 2021
Research groups Artificial Intelligence
Type Article


Addressing and integrating human values into AI design and development processes in research and practice can be di cult, and a clear methodological approach can clarify issues of both theory and prac- tice. One such approach is Value Sensitive Design (VSD), an established theory for addressing issues of values in a systematic and principled fash- ion in the design of information technology. However, it is unclear how VSD is translated into current design practices and whether it has been integrated into existing methodologies. In this paper, we investigated whether and to what extent VSD has passed down into design method- ologies used in practice. We found that the actual application of VSD in methodologies is limited, but that in the last few years, steps have been taken to bridge the gap between theory and practice.


  • Huib Alderwereld
    Huib Aldewereld
    • Researcher
    • Research groups: Artificial Intelligence
  • Tina Mioch
    Tina Mioch
    • Researcher
    • Research groups: Artificial Intelligence

Language English
Published in Springer LNBIP 423
Key words Value-sensitive design, System Engineering, Ethics