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Challenge 4. Human Values

Maciel, Cristiano; Hornung, Heiko H.; Piccolo, Lara G. S.; Prates, Raquel O. and Pereira, Vinicius (2015). Challenge 4. Human Values. In: Baranauskas, Cecilia; de Souza, Clarisse and Pereira, Roberto eds. I GranDIHC-BR - Grand Research. Challenges in Human-Computer Interaction in Brazil. Cuiabá, Mato Grosso, Brazil: Brazilian Computer Society | SBC, pp. 28–30.

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The presence of technology is growing in all aspects of life, often meeting the needs of a practical and/or immediate nature. This evermore expressive presence places into question the need for greater understanding of the theoretical horizons in order to provide direction for technological development.

In Brazil, socio-economic development catalyzes the penetration of technology into a large variety of spheres as it increasingly provides access for a greater number of people to technological goods. The yearning for new technology and the rapid production of innovation might result in ignoring or giving less value to human aspects, which involve a number of values in technology development and use, during system conception and design. Furthermore, users might not be completely aware of the objectives and possible individual or social risks and impacts of technology use.

Since the Web is becoming ever more social, such issues must be considered by technology researchers and developers. Thus, as central issues on the challenge of Human Values, the aspects of ethics, privacy and digital legacy stand out.

Item Type: Book Section
Copyright Holders: 2015 Not known
ISBN: 85-7669-296-1, 978-85-7669-296-6
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
A Decarbonisation Platform for Citizen Empowerment and Translating Collective Awareness into Behavioural Change (Q-13-011-HA)610829EC (European Commission): FP (inc.Horizon2020 & ERC schemes)
Extra Information: This eBook is a translated version of the Technical Report originally published in Portuguese (2014). We Thank the Special Committee of Human-Computer Interaction (CEIHC) of the Brazilian Computer Society (SBC) for supporting the translation of this document.
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Knowledge Media Institute (KMi)
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
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Item ID: 44821
Depositing User: Lara Piccolo
Date Deposited: 12 Nov 2015 10:44
Last Modified: 12 Dec 2018 15:21
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