Informed consent in the Mozilla browser : Implementing value-sensitive design

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)32_Refereed conference paper (with ISBN/ISSN)peer-review

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Volume2002-January
ISBN (Print)769514359
Publication statusPublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

Name
Volume2002-January
ISSN (Print)1530-1605

Conference

Title35th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 2002
PlaceUnited States
CityBig Island
Period7 - 10 January 2002

Abstract

Reports on one of the first efforts to apply value-sensitive design (VSD) to a large-scale real-world software system. We sought to improve informed consent in Web-based interactions through the development of new technical mechanisms for cookie management. We describe our VSD methodology, explicate criteria for informed consent in online interactions and summarize how current browsers fall short with respect to those criteria. Next, we identify four goals for the redesign of current browsers. These goals, in turn, initiate an iterative design process that lies at the heart of the VSD methodology wherein we move among the design and implementation of new technical mechanisms, formative evaluation and the design goals coupled with the criteria for informed consent online. Key mechanisms include peripheral awareness of cookies and just-in-time interventions. At various phases in the design process, we implement our design improvements in the Mozilla browser (the open source for Netscape Navigator).

Research Area(s)

  • Computer science, Heart, Humans, Iterative methods, Large-scale systems, Navigation, Open source software, Process design, Protection, Software systems

Citation Format(s)

Informed consent in the Mozilla browser : Implementing value-sensitive design. / Friedman, B.; Howe, D. C.; Felten, E.

Proceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. Vol. 2002-January IEEE Computer Society, 2002. 994366.

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)32_Refereed conference paper (with ISBN/ISSN)peer-review