Value-sensitive co-design for resilient information systems

Primiero, Giuseppe, Barn, Balbir ORCID logoORCID: and Barn, Ravinder (2020) Value-sensitive co-design for resilient information systems. Studies in Logic, Grammar and Rhetoric, 63 (1) . pp. 141-164. ISSN 0860-150X [Article] (doi:10.2478/slgr-2020-0032)

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In Information Systems development, resilience has often been treated as a non-functional requirement and little or no work is aimed at building resilience in end-users through systems development. The question of how values and resilience (for the end-user) can be incorporated into the design of systems is an on-going research activity in user-centered design. In this paper we evaluate the relation of values and resilience within the context of an ongoing software development project and contribute a formal model of co-design based on a significant extension of Abstract Design Theory. The formal analysis provides a full and clear-cut definition of the co-design space, its objectives and processes. On the basis of both, we provide an abstract definition of resilient system (for the end-user). We conclude that value-sensitive co-design enforces better resilience in end-users.

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > Computer Science > Foundations of Computing group
Item ID: 29704
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Depositing User: Balbir Barn
Date Deposited: 20 Apr 2020 15:07
Last Modified: 18 May 2021 09:45

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