6.2.2 Evaluating Ethical Performance
Responsible and ethical crowd sensing as a practice is just now beginning to take shape. If we design and implement our projects keeping social values and ethical principles in mind we are pioneering important work. The impact we create in our cities is much more than solving problems that have to do with how people move in public spaces but how we approach solving these problems with privacy and dignity at the same time.
Now is a good time to hold an Ethical Performance Workshop with your project stakeholders. You can revisit the Applying an Ethical Framework and Measuring Ethical Principles in Step 3 (LINK) or visit some of the data ethics links below to help you think about how to evaluate your ethical performance:
For a specific example of a TADA Data Ethics Workshop to evaluate ethical performance, download this report from the Recreational Crowd Study conducted by CITIXL in collaboration with Marineterrien Amsterdam, City of Amsterdam CTO office and TADA.
See the example workshop results: TADA Recreational Space Study Workshop PDF
Project stakeholders should be evaluating the ethical performance for each of their experiments. Teams are free to define their own values and principles, but most importantly see how they can continually improve on responsible sensing during the project life cycle. In the illustration below, you see a comparison of how teams ranked themselves on a hypothetical research project (Based on the TADA ethical framework).