Batya Friedman is a Professor in the Information School and an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Washington where she directs the Value Sensitive Design Research Lab. She received both her BA (1979) and Ph.D. (1988) from the University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Friedman’s research interests include human-computer interaction, especially human values in design, social and cultural aspects of information systems, and design methodology. Her 1997 edited volume (Cambridge University Press) is titled Human Values and the Design of Computer Technology. Her work on Value Sensitive Design has focused on the values of informed consent, privacy in public, trust, freedom from bias, moral agency, environmental sustainability, and human dignity; and engaged such technologies as web browsers, large-screen displays, urban simulation, robotics, open-source code bases, and location-enhanced computing. She is currently working on value sensitive tools for envisioning and multi-lifespan HCI.

Publications

A Value Sensitive Action-Reflection Model: Evolving a Co-Design Space with Stakeholder and Designer Prompts
Daisy Yoo, Alina Huldtgren, Jill Palzkill Woelfer, David G Hendry and Batya Friedman
Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, 2013. Full Paper (PDF)
Improving the safety of homeless young people with mobile phones: Values, form, and function
Jill Palzkill Woelfer, Amy Iverson, David G Hendry, Batya Friedman and Brian Gill
Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, 2011. Full Paper (PDF)
Patients, Pacemakers, and Implantable Defibrillators: Human Values and Security for Wireless Implantable Medical Devices Patients, Pacemakers, and Implantable Defibrillators: Human Values and Security for Wireless Implantable Medical Devices
Tamara Denning, Alan Borning, Batya Friedman, Brian Gill, Tadayoshi Kohno and William H. Maisel
Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, 2010. Full Paper (PDF)
Parenting from the Pocket: Value Tensions and Technical Directions for Secure and Private Parent-Teen Mobile Safety
Alexei Czeskis, Ivayla Dermendjieva, Hussein Yapit, Alan Borning, Batya Friedman, Brian Gill and Tadayoshi Kohno
Symposium On Usable Privacy and Security, 2010. Full Paper (PDF)
Laying the Foundations for Public Participation and Value Advocacy: Interaction Design for a Large Scale Urban Simulation Laying the Foundations for Public Participation and Value Advocacy: Interaction Design for a Large Scale Urban Simulation
Batya Friedman, Alan Borning, Janet Davis, Brian Gill, Peter H. Kahn, Travis Kriplean and Peyina Lin
International Conference on Digital Government Research, 2008. Full Paper (PDF)
Beyond the Hype: Sustainability & HCI
Lisa Nathan, Eli Blevis, Batya Friedman, Jay Hasbrouck and Phoebe Sengers
Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, 2008. Panel (PDF)
Envisioning Systemic Effects on Persons and Society Throughout Interactive System Design
Lisa P. Nathan, Batya Friedman, Predrag Klasnja, Shaun K. Kane and Jessica Miller
Designing Interactive Systems, 2008. Paper (PDF)
Theories and practice of design for interactive systems: Eight design perspectives in ten short weeks
David G Hendry and Batya Friedman
Designing Interactive Systems, 2008. Paper (PDF)
Value tensions in design: The value sensitive design, development, and appropriation of a corporation's groupware system Value tensions in design: The value sensitive design, development, and appropriation of a corporation's groupware system
Jessica Miller, Batya Friedman, Gavin Jancke and Brian Gill
Conference on Supporting Group Work, 2007. Full Paper (PDF)
Value Scenarios: A Technique for Envisioning Systemic Effects of New Technologies
Lisa P. Nathan, Predrag Klasnja and Batya Friedman
Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, 2007. Work in Progress (PDF)