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Technology Impact Cycle Tool

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

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To 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 user(s) dignity? Is the technology in line with the person the user wants to be perceived as?

(This question is part of the Quick Scan)

To answer this question think about sub questions like: does the technology allow the user(s) to make their own decisions or are decisions made for the user? Does the technology make user(s) dependent? On the technology? Or on others? Do users need someone else to use the technology?
To 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 effects of extreme use?

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f you think about the impact of this technology on human values & 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 wellbeing of the user. If you think about all that, what improvement would you (want to) make to this technology? The idea of the technology impact tool is that it stimulates you to think hard about the impact of this technological solution when it comes to human values and needs (question 1-3). The answers can lead to changes you (want to) make in the design or implementation of this technology, which is a good thing. Please list them here

(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/)