Ethical Engineering and Respect for The ‘Other’

Hersh, M. (2017) Ethical Engineering and Respect for The ‘Other’. In: IFAC 2017 World Congress, Toulouse, France, 9-14 July 2017, pp. 10614-10619. (doi:10.1016/j.ifacol.2017.08.1031)

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Engineers have a very important role and responsibility in shaping modern society. Diversity amongst engineers is important in fulfilling this responsibility and ensuring that the creativity and needs of the whole population are taken account of. However, only a small percentage of engineers are female and very few of them are disabled. The paper discusses the experiences of women and disabled engineers in the context of othering and considers the way in which the existence of binary divides facilitates marginalisation and exclusion. It also discusses the need to involve end-users in design and development and education to encourage this, with a particular focus on disabled end-users.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Additional Information:Published in IFAC-PapersOnline 50(1):10614-10619
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Hersh, Dr Marion
Authors: Hersh, M.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Biomedical Engineering
Journal Name:IFAC-PapersOnLine
Published Online:18 October 2017
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2017 IFAC (International Federation of Automatic Control)
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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