Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation
We have used value sensitive design as a method to develop an agent-based model of values in humanitarian logistics for refugees. Schwartz’s theory of universal values is implemented in the model in such a way that agents can make value trade-offs, which are operationalized into a measure of refugee wellbeing and a measure of public opinion about how the refugee logistics is being handled. By trying out different ‘value scenarios’, stakeholders who are responsible for, or involved in refugee logistics can have insights into the effects of various value choices. The model is visualized and made usable as a platform (interactive website) for decision-makers to understand the trade-offs in policies for government and non-government organizations.
Original Publication Citation
Boshuijzen-van Burken, C., Gore, R., Dignum, F., Royakkers, L., Wozny, P., & Shults, F. L. (2020, Oct). Agent-based modelling of values: The case of value sensitive design for refugee logistics. Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation, 23(4), 1-20 pp., Article 6. https://doi.org/10.18564/jasss.4411
Boshuijzen-van Burken, Christine; Gore, Ross J.; Dignum, Frank; Royakkers, Lamber; Wozny, Phillip; and Shults, F. LeRon, "Agent-Based Modelling of Values: The Case of Value Sensitive Design for Refugee Logistics" (2020). VMASC Publications. 51.