Bear & Co: Simulating Value Conflicts in IoT Development

Annelie Berner, Monica Seyfried, Calle Nordenskjöld, Peter Kuhberg, Irina Shklovski

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Bear & Co. is a fictitious immersion into the world of being part of an IOT start-up. We invite visitors to join the company, and facilitate their journey through various ethical conundrums, as they become part of the company. First, they must state their values - what they will bring to the company and care most about. Then, we test those values through different scenarios and problems that are unexpected and that do not have easy answers. Finally, we debrief our visitors and invite them to peruse explanations for various ethical approaches presented as maps and diagrams, where they can interrogate their own decisions against three different philosophical viewpoints.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCHI EA '19 Extended Abstracts of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Number of pages4
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Publication date2019
Article numberINT025
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4503-5971-9
Publication statusPublished - 2019
EventACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems: Weaving the Threads of CHI - Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 4 May 20199 May 2019


ConferenceACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
Internet address


  • Internet of Things
  • ethics
  • simulation
  • demo


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