Technology Impact Cycle Tool

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If you think about the real problem this technology is going to solve. If you think about the ability of this technology to solve the real problem. If you think about possible negative effects and will this technology contribute to a world you want to live in. If you think about all that, what improvements would you make? The answers on questions 1-5 help you to gain insight in the impact of this technology on society. This question (nr 6) is intended to make you think about improvements. What improvements would you (want to) make to this technology, because of the answers to questions 1-5?

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If you think about this technology being used to break the law, or avoid the consequences of breaking the law, or to be used against certain groups, or to the attack the truth or to pit certain groups against each other. If you think about all that, what improvements 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 the role of bad actors (question 1-5). 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.

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If you think about this technology invading someones privacy or collecting personal data and if you think about the way this technology is compliant with prevailing law and mitigates dataprotection risks and concerns. 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 privacy and dataprotection (question 1-5). 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

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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

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If you think about all stakeholders of this technology. If you think about stakeholders that are less obvious. If you think about the way certain stakeholders are affected by this technology and if you want to take them into consideration. If you think about all that, what would you (want to) improve on this technology. The idea of the technology impact tool is that it stimulates you to think hard about the impact of a technological solution. In this case by looking at the stakeholders. This can lead to design - changes and/or improvements, which is a good thing. Please list them here.

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If you think about the limitations of data. Things like subjectivity, incomplete datasets and so on. If you think about the way new insights are handled. If you think about the sustainability of the collection of data or the data that is collected from the users. If you think about all that, what would you (want to) improve on this technology? The idea of the technology impact tool is that it stimulates you to think hard about the impact of your technological solution in this case data. (question 1-4). The answer can lead to improvemenst in design or implementation, which is a good thing. Please list them here.

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If you think about accessibility to this technology. If you think about built in biases or automatic decisions that may be biased. If you think about who is benefitting from this technology and the diversity of the team that creates the technology. If you think about all that, what improvements 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 your technological solution in this case on the topic of inclusivity (question 1-5). The answers can lead to improvements in design or implementation, which is a good thing. Please list them here.

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If you think about the communication on the way the technology works and the businessmodel. If you think about the explanation on automatic decisions that are made. If you think about complaint procedures and transparency on possible negative effects. If you think about all that, what would you (want to) improve? The idea of the technology impact tool is that it stimulates you to think hard about the impact of your technological solution, in this case on the topic of transparency. (question 1-4). The answer can lead to improvements in design or implementation, which is a good thing. Please list them here.

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If you think about the direct and indirect energy use and the materials that are used in this technology. If you think about the lifespan of the technology and the hidden environmental impact of the technology. If you think about all that, what improvements 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 your technological solution (question 1-4). In this case on the topic of sustainability. The answer can lead to improvements in design or implementation, which is a good thing. Please list them here.

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The idea of the technology impact tool is that it stimulates you to think hard about the impact of your technological solution (question 1-5). The answer can lead to changes in design or implementation, which is a good thing. Please list them here. And... If this category was of any help in rethinking your technology, please re-enter your answers on questions in precious categories now.