5.5.1 Value conflicts

Course subject(s) Module 5. How to Design for Values (DfV)

How to deal with value conflicts?

Our values are often in conflict with each other. Safety costs money. Privacy and other human rights often clash with considerations of security.
Or just think about cars: heavier means safer but also  more polluting.  Or sustainability (electric batteries) versus working conditions and child labour  (in Cobalt exporting countries).  Blockchain technology is another example of a digital technology with potentially vast societal and moral implications regarding trust, accountability, democracy and privacy.

To give you some practical ideas of how to deal with value conflicts, we will show you two videos.

In the first video, we will discuss two strategies for dealing with value conflicts.

The second video concerns a case study: Port of Rotterdam.

Strategies for overcoming value conflicts

Example Port Rotterdam

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