Human Values as the Basis for Sustainable Information System Design

Winkler, Till and Spiekermann-Hoff, Sarah (2019) Human Values as the Basis for Sustainable Information System Design. IEEE Technology and Society Magazine, 38 (3). pp. 34-43. ISSN 0278-0097

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Information systems (IS) play an increasing role for individual well-being [3], for the environment [4], and for society at large [5]. Considering sustainability in IS development is therefore becoming paramount. However, companies today associate sustainability with extra cost and burden on their operations. As a result, many view sustainability more as a demand and a challenge rather than an opportunity. In this article, we argue that companies should rethink this attitude, as both sustainability and a business model can be understood as deeply rooted in human values.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: human values; sustainable development; software engineering; requirement engineering; value sensitive design
Divisions: Departments > Informationsverarbeitung u Prozessmanag. > Informationswirtschaft
Version of the Document: Draft
Depositing User: Gertraud Novotny
Date Deposited: 10 Jan 2020 12:59
Last Modified: 10 Jan 2020 12:59
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