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Course module: 202000221
Philosophy and Sociology of Technology
Course infoSchedule
Course module202000221
Credits (ECTS)2.5
Course typeStudy Unit
Language of instructionEnglish
Contact persondr. M.H. Nagenborg
Contactperson for the course
dr. M.H. Nagenborg
dr. M.H. Nagenborg
Academic year2023
Starting block
RemarksPart of module 11 B-IDE
Application procedureYou apply via OSIRIS Student
Registration using OSIRISYes
After passing the course, the student can:
  1. Demonstrate detailed knowlegde on at least one of philosophical or sociological frameworks.
  2. Explain traditional and contemporary accounts in Philosophy and Sociology of Technology.
This is a part of Module 11 of the Bachelor Industrial Design Engineering. See here for the compete description of this module.

The course will introduce the students to traditional and contemporary accounts in Philosophy of Technology and Science and Technology Studies (STS). The students will learn how to analysis and evaluate products and services by applying insights from frameworks such as Value Sensitive Design, Mediation Theory, Script Analysis, and Scenario-Based Design. In this learning process they will also reflect critically on design practices as processes of (socio-technical) knowledge production. In order to deepen the understanding of the theoretical insights, we will discuss the implications of these insights for the practice of design.

external students who are interested in this elective: please contact:
Assumed previous knowledge
Part "Value Sensitive Design" of Module 4
Part "Human-Product Relations" of Module 5
Part "Interdisciplinary Methods" of Module 6
Module 11
Participating study
Bachelor Industrial Design Engineering
Required materials
Papers/chapters (avaiable on Canvas)
Recommended materials
Instructional modes
Presence dutyYes

Presence dutyYes

Take home exam with open questions

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