Responsible Data

Data and new technologies can be both saviours and secret weapons. They are independent, yet the ways they are used or abused are driven by human biases and purposes. What can be the true potential of data? Service designers are stepping in to explore how our technological tools can truly benefit humanity and the planet. And make contributions to health, politics, built environment and education in becoming responsible data.

Tech companies are going under increasing media scrutiny because of negative impacts on humans. Insecure data handling, biased automation, deceptive interfaces... these headlines multiply. Although we love the convenience of these new services, we can’t help but feeling a bit powerless as to how our data is going to be used or even how an algorithm will target us.

If people mistrust newly built tech solutions, isn't there a risk that they forego future ones that might benefit them considerably? As service designers, we believe we have a responsibility to take a step back on the current situation and include a voice of what is 'honest’ and ‘fair’ in technology development. Indeed, we have the potential to bring forward a set of needs and principles that can sustain is into more equitable societies.

To discover how topic has been tackled by students, come and talk to us at RCA 2021 final show. Projects include themes such as: - Using data to equitably raise people's unheard voices in shaping their direct communities and neighbourhoods - Building tools for tech start-ups to spot an act upon the ethical implications of their digital product - Harnessing crowdsourced insights to validate B2C startups and generate early traction. - Teaching clinicians how to better work with digital technologies through collaboration

STUDENTS WORKING IN THIS THEME

Building Resilience
Reimagining Agency
Design for Equity
Responsible Data
New Business
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Cultural Systems
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Sustainable Culture & Practice
Building Resilience
Design for Equity
Building Resilience
Design for Equity
Building Resilience
Sustainable Culture & Practice
Building Resilience
Building Resilience
Design for Equity
Sustainable Culture & Practice
Building Resilience
Sustainable Culture & Practice
Design for Equity
Design for Equity
Design for Equity
Reimagining Agency
Building Resilience