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Social Dance Experiences in Human-Product Interaction Design

The interaction between humans and products is an important part of how products are used and, as a result, being designed. Appropriated from a long tradition of cognitive psychology, designers are known to use mental representations in their interaction designs (van Dijk & van der Lugt & Hummels, 2014). However, there is upcoming more interest […]

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Human Nature & Climate Change: The Relation Between Human and World from a Philosophical Anthropological Perspective

“All forms of life modify their context” (White, 1967, p. 1203), so does the human being. The lower banks of the Nile, for example, have been a human artifact for at least six millennia. Terracing, irrigation, deforesting and damming have profoundly changed the natural ecologies (White, 1967).  Over time the human has started to use […]

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The sex robot and human relationships

Abstract In this essay, an ethical analysis is made of the effect of the sex robot on human relationships. The sexbot is a social robot specifically designed for sexual activity and companionship, using technological advances and Artificial Intelligence. From the perspective of virtue ethics, it is investigated how the sexbot will influence the ability to […]

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[NL] Ontwerpers in de maatschappij

Tijden veranderen. Dat is te zien aan de wereldgeschiedenis: elke periode heeft zo zijn eigen kenmerken. Met de tijd veranderen namelijk ook de morele normen en waarden van de samenleving. Ook in de toekomst zal dit blijven gebeuren, maar wat is de rol van de ontwerper hierin en hoe gaat deze hier mee om? In […]