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Technology Impact Cycle Tool

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Depending on the technology you are assessing, some categories are more important than others. Here you can indicate how important you think this category is for this technology.
If this category is not applicable for this technology, please select 'Yes.'

(Only the gray shaded text is printed on the Quick Scan canvas)

To help you answer this question think about sub questions like: - Can the technology be perceived as stigmatising? - Does the technology imply or impose a certain belief or world view? - Does the technology affects users' dignity? - Is the technology in line with the person the user wants to be perceived as? - Does the technology empower people? In what way? - Does the technology change people? In what way?

(This question is part of the Quick Scan)

To help you answer this question think about sub questions like: - Does the technology allow users to make their own decisions or are decisions made for the user? - Does the technology make users dependent? On the technology? Or on others? - Do users need someone else to use the technology? - Does the technology empower users to make better decisions? Why?
To help you answer this question think about sub questions like: - Can the technology be confusing, stressful, manipulative, distracting or frightening? - Can the technology cause pain or injuries? What are the effects of extreme use? - Does the technology has a positive impact on health and/or well-being? How?

(Only the gray shaded text is printed on the Improvement Scan canvas)

If you think about the impact of this technology on human values and needs. If you think about how this technology affects the identity of the user, the autonomy of the user (can the users make their own decisions?) and the health and well-being of the user. If you think about all that, what improvement would you (want to) make? In the technology? In context? In use? The answers on questions 1-3 help you to gain insight into the potential impact of this technology on human values. The goal of these answers is not to provide you with a 'go' or ' no go' - decision. The goal is to make you think HOW you can improve the use of the technology. This can be by making changes to the technology or making changes to the context in which the technology is used, or making changes in the way the technology is used.

(This question is part of the Improvement Scan)

Are you satisfied with the quality of your answers? The depth? The level of insight? Did you have enough knowledge to give good answers? Give an honest assessment of the quality of your answers.

Articles / Websites

A path to humane technology (essay by Koert van Mensvoort)
(https://nextnature.net/2020/09/a-path-to-humane-technology)
Six Principles of Humane Technology (by NextNature Net)
(https://nextnature.net/2020/09/six-principles-of-humane-technology)

Frameworks

All human bias in one visual
(https://www.visualcapitalist.com/every-single-cognitive-bias/)
Six ways of seducing people by Robert Cialdini
(https://www.influenceatwork.com/principles-of-persuasion/)
Design for Happiness Cards TU Delft
(https://diopd.org/design-for-happiness-deck/)
Take Control FrameWork by the Center of Humane Technology
(https://www.humanetech.com/take-control)