Safe-by-Design: from Safety to Responsibility

Published on Dec 1, 2017in Nanoethics1.359
· DOI :10.1007/s11569-017-0301-x
Ibo van de Poel23
Estimated H-index: 23
(TU Delft: Delft University of Technology),
Zoë Robaey4
Estimated H-index: 4
(TU Delft: Delft University of Technology)
Safe-by-design (SbD) aims at addressing safety issues already during the RD it also misses out on the resources that users (and others) can bring for achieving safety, and it is undemocratic. We argue that rather than directly designing for safety, it is better to design for the responsibility for safety, i.e., designers should think where the responsibility for safety is best situated and design technologies accordingly. We propose some heuristics that can be used in deciding how to share and distribute responsibility for safety through design.
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