Volume 10, Issue 2, 2013
Aesthetic Values and the Process of Civilization
Joseph S. Fulda
Value-Sensitive Design as an Ongoing Process of Market Discovery
Value-sensitive design conceived as an a priori process is necessarily uncompleted, because the foresight needed to accommodate competing values in true
accord with consumers’ (ever-evolving) wishes is simply unavailable ab initio. True value-sensitive design is, instead, an ongoing process of market discovery which is evolutionary in nature rather than a priori. We illustrate this generality with the landline telephone.