THE LAB.


Co-directed by Batya Friedman and David Hendry of the Information School, the Value Sensitive Design Lab is a group of VSD researchers and designers at the University of Washington. As a community, we engage in conversation related to technology and human flourishing. As designers and technologists, we pursue projects that bring value sensitive thinking to emerging technologies. We research and design to contribute to the scholarly work on value sensitive design.











Faculty

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Alan Borning

Professor Emeritus

UW Allen School of Computer Science

borning [at] cs.washington.edu

Honesty | Humility | Preserving and Protecting the Natural World

Alan's post-retirement projects include continuing work on tools to help make public transportation more accessible, easier, and more fun to use; and on critiquing and developing alternatives to surveillance capitalism.

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Batya Friedman

Professor

UW Information School

batya [at] uw.edu

Dignity | Gentleness | Finite Planet

VSD Lab co-director, Batya designs tools and technologies to support human flourishing. Current projects focus on longer-term design, materiality of IT, bias in technical systems, food resilience, and inclusive tech policy.

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David Hendry

Associate Professor

UW Information School

dhendry [at] uw.edu

Dignity | Outdoors | Kindness

VSD Lab co-director, David designs tools and technologies which address human needs and values. He is currently at work on new ideas related to skillful practice and value sensitive design.

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Emily Bender

Professor

UW Department of Linguistics

Contact Emily Bender

Communication | Safety | Sustainability

Emily's research interests include technology for endangered language documentation, computational semantics, and methodologies for supporting consideration of impacts language technology in NLP research, development, and education

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Isaac Holeman

Clinical Assistant Professor

UW Department of Global Health

iholeman [at] uw.edu

Beauty | Dignity | Liberation

Isaac is a co-founder of the non-profit Medic Mobile. His work concerns digital health, human-centered design, and health equity.

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Jason Yip

Assistant Professor

UW Information School

jcyip [at] uw.edu

Grace | Justice | Humbleness

Jason studies how families collaborate together with technology. He is also the director of KidsTeam UW, an intergenerational co-design group of adults and youth.

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Lassana Magassa

Postdoc

UW Information School

lmagassa [at] uw.edu

Family | Spirituality | Courage

Lassana studies how the lives of underrepresented communities are affected by technology.

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Ryan Calo

Professor

UW School of Law

rcalo [at] uw.edu

Authenticity | Originality | Equity

Ryan is an interdisciplinary scholar studying law and technology. He co-directs the Tech Policy Lab and Center for an Informed Public.


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Tadayoshi Kohno

Professor

UW Allen School of Computer Science

yoshi [at] cs.washington.edu

Yoshi specializes in computer security. He believes that computer security solutions – and indeed all technologies – should not be designed without a consideration of human values.


Students

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Angelina McMillan-Major

PhD Student

UW Department of Linguistics

aymm [at] uw.edu

Balance | Resiliency | Compassion

Angie’s research focuses on computational methodologies for low-resource language documentation and revitalization and the interaction between language, technology, and society.

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Elias Greendorfer

PhD Student

UW Information School

ebgreen [at] uw.edu

Gratitude | Honesty | Adventure

Elias is interested in exploring rites of passage. He holds an MSLIS, MLitt, and BFA.

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Ian King

PhD Candidate

UW Information School

isking [at] uw.edu

Sustainability | Accessibility | Maintainable Design

Trained in the history of technology, Ian’s dissertation brings a value sensitive design lens to an historical analysis of the emergence of conversational computing.

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Ishita Chordia

PhD Student

UW Information School

ichordia [at] uw.edu

Community | Love | Creativity

Ishita is developing design methods that are grounded in virtue, relationship, and self-awareness. Her work is influenced by Eastern spiritual traditions.

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Nick Logler

PhD Candidate

UW Information School

nlogler [at] uw.edu

Play | Attention | Imagination

Nick is taking things apart, thinking about materials, and exploring the connection between technical and ethical education.

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Rose Paquet Kinsley

PhD Candidate

UW Information School

rosepk [at] uw.edu

Through empirical and design-based research, Rose is investigating the value of inclusion in museums.

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Stephanie Ballard

PhD Candidate

UW Information School

ballard4 [at] uw.edu

Resourcefulness | Humor | Presence

Stephanie is researching the temporality of design, specifically maintenance and stewardship.






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KINDRED
LABS

Center for an Informed Public (University of Washington, USA)
Design for Values (Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands)
Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies
SDU UAS Center (University of Southern Denmark, Denmark)
Security and Privacy Research Lab (University of Washington, USA)
Tech Policy Lab (University of Washington, USA)
VASE – Value Sensitive Design in Higher Education (Aarhus University, Denmark)
Wellbeing Technology Lab (University of Sydney, Australia)

FRIENDS

& COLLABORATORS

Robert Alsdorf, unaffiliated (USA)
Don Ashford, KTRT FM Radio Station (USA)
Theoneste Bizimana, Healing and Rebuilding Our Communities (Rwanda)
Oliver Burmeister, Charles Sturt University (Australia)
Cesar Alberto Collazos, Universidad del Cauca (Popayán-Colombia)
Dylan Cawthorne, University of Southern Denmark (Denmark)
Eva Eriksson, Aarhus University (Denmark)
Rosa Maria Gill, Universitat de Lleida (Spain)
Roberto García González, Universitat de Lleida (Spain)
Christiane Grünloh, University of Twente (The Netherlands)
Stig Børsen Hansen, University of Southern Denmark (Denmark)
Tad Hirsch, Northeastern University (USA)
Kristina Höök, Swedish Institute of Computer Science (Sweden)
Joseph Nkurunziza, Never Again Rwanda (Rwanda)
Sarah Spiekermann, Vienna University of Economics and Business (Austria)
Trond Nilsen, University of Washington (USA)
Steven Umbrello, Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies (Italy
Jeroen van den Hoven, Delft University of Technology (The Netherlands)
Ibo van den Poel, Delft University of Technology (The Netherlands)
Pieter Vermaas, Delft University of Technology (The Netherlands)
Åke Wallidus, KTH Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden)
Ron Wakkary, Simon Fraser University (Canada)
Terry Winograd, Stanford University (USA)
Volker Wulf, Siegen University (Germany)




VSD PhD Lab
Graduates

Mike Katell, 2020 (Expected)
Daisy Yoo, 2018
Norah Abokhodair, 2017
Bryce Newell, 2015
Tamara Denning, 2014
Jill Woelfer, 2014
Alexis Czekis, 2013
Kari Watkins, 2011
Lisa Nathan, 2009
Nathan G. Freier, 2007
Janet Davis, 2006
Katie Derthick (ABD)
Jessica Miller (ABD)

PhD & Post Doc. Visitors

Maaike Harbers, Delft University of Technology
Alina Hultdgren, Delft University of Technology
Aimee van Wynsberghe, University of Twente


Graduate Alumni

Irene S. Alexander
Caitlin Bonnar
Kathleen Crosman
Kate Deibel
Tamara Denning
Abigail Evans
Erika Feldman
Brian Ferris
Shaghayegh Ghassemian
Nicole Gustine
Daniel C. Howe
David Hurley
Shaun Kane
Predrag (Pedja) Klasnja
Travis Kriplean
Milli Lake
Peyina Lin
Charles Naumer
Alice Neels
Braden Pellett
Jolina Ruckert
Rachel Severson
Valerie Wonder
Meg Young

Undergraduate Alumni

Jeffrey Anderson
Annie Jo Cain
Louise Wun Choi
Stephanie L. Collett
Dan Dethloff
Thuy Duong
Joseph Goldberg
Jennifer Hagman
Ann Hendrickson
Amy Iverson
Sze Ying Kong
Karen Magnuson
Jesse McPherron
Grace Preyapongpisan
Alex Quinn
Brandon Rich
Jonathan Sabo
Scott Santens
Ari Serim
Robin Sodeman
Cady Stanton
Anna Stolyar
Tyler Stevens
Molly Utter

Staff Alumni

Nell Carden Grey
John Lin
Mark Ring


Early Friends & Collaborators

Maxwell Andrews, Independent Videographer (USA)
Alan Beck, Purdue University (USA)
Markus Bylund, Swedish Institute of Computer Science (Sweden)
Sybil Carrère, University of Washington (USA)
Sunny Consolvo, Intel Research Seattle (USA)
Nancy Edwards, Purdue University (USA)
Edward Felten, Princeton University (USA)
Brian Gill, Seattle Pacific University (USA)
Jonathan Grudin, Microsoft Research (USA)
Hiroshi Ishiguro, Osaka University (Japan)
Gavin Jancke, Microsoft Research (USA)
Peter H. Kahn, Jr., University of Washington (USA)
Takayuki Kanda, Advanced Telecommunications Research (Japan)
William Maisel, Harvard Medical School (USA)
Gail Melson, Purdue University (USA)
Gene Myers, Western Washington University (USA)
Helen Nissenbaum, Princeton University (USA)
Carol Saunders, Brookfield Zoo (USA)
Ian Smith, Intel Research Seattle (USA)
Elizabeth Utter, unaffiliated (USA)
Robert F. Utter, unaffiliated (USA)
Paul Waddell, UC Berkeley (USA)