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VASE – Value Sensitive Design in Higher Education

VASE – Value Sensitive Design in Higher Education

The aim of the VASE project is to design, develop, pilot test and implement research-based and innovative teaching resources for teaching value sensitive design approaches to students at university level.

Value Sensitive Design is a theoretically grounded approach to the design of technology that accounts for human values in a principled and systematic manner throughout the design process. New technologies, such as AI and Big Data have the potential to either strengthen or undermine values. VASE aims to meet the societal need to provide teachers with the teaching resources needed to effectively educate their students to reflectively consider and intentionally work with values in their designs. The teaching resources will be packaged as an Open Educational Resource and published online with free access for educators interested in teaching the topic.

The direct target group of the teaching resources developed is teachers at different design and development programmes, such as interaction design, information science, computer science, technology enhanced learning, educational technology, industrial and product design programmes, at university levels. Through the teachers’ adoption of the outputs of the VaSE project students will be educated to become responsible designers of tomorrow’s design and technologies.

Read more at the project website

Project domain of research

Higher education

Funding Partner

EU – Erasmus+

Research Areas


Contact project lead

Eva Eriksson

Associate Professor School of Communication and Culture - Department of Digital Design and Information Studies