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Moral Intelligence for IT production

Bosch, P.P. van den (2017) Moral Intelligence for IT production.

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Abstract:How to embed ethics within technological design e.g. in software engineering? Moral Intelligence for IT production creates pragmatic steps, built upon the methodology of Value Sensitive Design (VSD) to incorporate ethics witin design teams and IT companies. Moral Intelligence methodology allows for the organisational or individual capacity to understand right from wrong and to behave (plan, do, check, and act) based on the value that is believed to be right. Moral Intelligence for IT production promotes value incorporation by proposing three pragmatic steps: 1-Capturing ethical data, 2-Designing and 3-Deploying throughout the IT organisation. This approach is further operationalised so that it can be used by e.g. designers, engineers or consultants. As an important aspect of Moral Intelligence, heuristic techniques of Agile software development such as Scrum, Continuous Integration, Model Driven Development have also been incorporated. Furthermore, organisational contingencies (e.g. organisational culture) and several industry tools are suggested to help companies engage with ethical issues. The website ethics4industry.com was founded to attract industry partners and to develop a community that will create new ethical tooling. This research features practical business cases taken from InterDC, CAPEGroep BV, El Niño BV and TRIMM BV situated in Enschede ,the Netherlands to support further research.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:05 communication studies, 08 philosophy, 54 computer science, 70 social sciences in general, 85 business administration, organizational science
Programme:Philosophy of Science, Technology and Society MSc (60024)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/73863
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