Quotation Spiekermann, Sarah. 2015. Ethical IT Innovation - A Value Based System Design Approach. 1. Auflage. New York: Taylor & Francis.


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Explaining how ubiquitous computing is rapidly changing our private and professional lives, Ethical IT Innovation: A Value-Based System Design Approach stands at the intersection of computer science, philosophy, and management and integrates theories and frameworks from all three domains. The book explores the latest thinking on computer ethics, including the normative ethical theories currently shaping the debate over the good and bad consequences of technology. It begins by making the case as to why IT professionals, managers, and engineers must consider the ethical issues when designing IT systems, and then uses a recognized system development process model as the structural baseline for subsequent chapters. For each system development phase, the author discusses: the ethical issues that must be considered, who must consider them, and how that thought process can be most productive. In this way, an ‘Ethical SDLC’ (System Development Life Cycle) is created. The book presents an extensive case study that applies the "Ethical SDLC" to the example of privacy protection in RFID enabled environments. It explains how privacy can be built into systems and illustrates how ethical decisions can be consciously made at each stage of development. The final chapter revisits the old debate of engineers’ ethical accountability as well as the role of management. Explaining the normative theories of computer ethics, the book explores the ethical accountability of developers as well as stakeholders. It also provides questions at the end of each chapter that examine the ethical dimensions of the various development activities.

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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Textbook
Language English
Title Ethical IT Innovation - A Value Based System Design Approach
Edition 1. Auflage
Location New York
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Year 2015
URL https://www.crcpress.com/Ethical-IT-Innovation-A-Value-Based-System-Design-Approach/Spiekermann/9781482226355
ISBN 9781482226355

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Spiekermann-Hoff, Sarah (Details)
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Information Systems and Society IN (Details)
Competence Center for Sustainability Transformation and Responsibility WE (Details)
Research areas (Ă–STAT Classification 'Statistik Austria')
1108 Informatics (Details)
5300 Economics (Details)
6103 Ethics (Details)
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