Hogeschool van Amsterdam

Centre of Expertise Applied Artificial Intelligence

MozFest 2021: Workshop from ‘Human Centered Design’ to ‘Humanity Centered Design’

Towards an AI design methodology for the collective/public good


This workshop allows participants to explore (new) design methodologies for developing ethically sound AI that takes account of its societal context. Participants will work in small teams. Each team looks at two concrete case studies based on real life AI projects.

For each project the teams will explore the Human Centered Design assumptions behind the project, how these assumptions focus on the individual user and what problems might come from that focus, and how a more collective perspective (i.e., seeing users as members of society) could have led to different outcomes. The teams will then connect with another team to see if they can come up with a set of changes that we need to make to our standard design methodology. These changes come in the form of: “Rather than ..X.. we will now do ..Y..”. These suggested changes will be collated and curated and shared with all participants.

MozFest is a unique hybrid: part art, tech and society convening, part maker festival, and the premiere gathering for activists in diverse global movements fighting for a more humane digital world. Over the last ten years, MozFest has fueled the movement to ensure the internet benefits humanity, rather than harms it. As the festival matures and moves online for this year, we’ll remain focused in our work to build a healthier internet and more Trustworthy AI.

Published by  Applied Artificial Intelligence 12 March 2021


Start date 09 Mar


15:45 - 16:45 uur


Hans de Zwart