The Delft Design for Values (DD4V) Institute strives for responsible innovation by incorporating moral and social values in the development of technologies, services and businesses through their design processes.

DD4V is the portal and booster of Design 4 Values research at Delft University of Technology. The institute aims at increasing the visibility of the Delft University of Technology as a major partner in the D4V debate and implementation, and at intensifying collaborations with other universities and industry, both in the Netherlands and abroad.

We envision a 21st century in which design is centered on moral and social values through three main focus. First, embodying values in design and new technologies, second, understand the impact of design on the values of users, and, third, avoid technology rejection due to a mismatch with societal values of users or society.


Prof.dr. Jeroen van den Hoven Prof. dr. Catholijn Jonker Prof.dr. Paul Hekkert
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Dr. Pieter Vermaas Dr. Virginia Dignum Prof. dr. ir. Ibo van de Poel
This initiative is closely linked with the Value Sensitive Design group at The University of Washington in Seattle, led by Batya Friedman.