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Emotions and Technoethics (2020)

Saariluoma, P., & Rousi, R. (2020). Emotions and Technoethics. In R. Rousi, J. Leikas, & P. Saariluoma (Eds.), Emotions in Technology Design : From Experience to Ethics (pp. 167-189). Springer International Publishing. Human - Computer Interaction Series. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-53483-7_11

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Publication details

All authors or editors: Saariluoma, Pertti; Rousi, Rebekah

Parent publication: Emotions in Technology Design : From Experience to Ethics

Parent publication editors: Rousi, Rebekah; Leikas, Jaana; Saariluoma, Pertti

ISBN: 978-3-030-53482-0

eISBN: 978-3-030-53483-7

Journal or series: Human - Computer Interaction Series

ISSN: 1571-5035

eISSN: 2524-4477

Publication year: 2020

Pages range: 167-189

Number of pages in the book: 189

Publisher: Springer International Publishing

Place of Publication: Cham

Publication country: Switzerland

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-53483-7_11

Publication open access: Not open

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Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/73694


The relationship between emotions and ethics has been debated for centuries. The act of understanding emotions through the framework of ethics involves accepting that emotions are to some extent culturally dependent. By linking emotions in design to larger ethical discussions, it may be accepted that ethics and design are both technological constructions designed to shape a collective worldview. While both are cultural constructions, they are in constant dialogue with one another through social discourse and individualistic cognitive–affective appraisal processes. This chapter presents an account of technoethics that challenges ideas of ethical values embedded within technology, drawing attention to the role of human intentionality as a definitive ethical factor in human–technology relationships. The chapter problematises simplistic views of ethics and emotional technology experience to reveal the ambiguous and dynamic nature of cognitive–emotional–cultural interdependencies in technology experience.

Keywords: emotions; ethics; human-computer interaction; human-machine systems; artificial intelligence; planning and design; experiences (knowledge); user experience

Free keywords: technoethics; emotions; design; artificial intelligence; the golden rule; experience

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Ministry reporting: Yes

Reporting Year: 2020

JUFO rating: 2

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