The Tech Policy Lab at the University of Washington

The Tech Policy Lab is a unique, interdisciplinary collaboration at the University of Washington that aims to enhance technology policy through research, education, and thought leadership. Founded in 2013 by faculty from the University’s Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering, Information School, and School of Law, the Lab aims to bridge the gap between technologists and policymakers and to help generate wiser, more inclusive tech policy.

Designing Tech Policy: Instructional Case Studies for Technologists and Policymakers

David G. Hendry
Value Sensitive Design Lab
Information School
University of Washington

UW Tech Policy Lab
William H. Gates Hall, Room 222
University of Washington
UW Campus Box 353020
Seattle, WA 98195-3020






I thank my colleagues – including Megan Finn, Batya Friedman, Joseph Janes, Amy Ko, and David Stearns – who have creatively employed these case studies in their teaching and offered feedback. I thank Stephanie Ballard, Mike Katell, and Nick Logler for superb assistance in preparing these case studies. Finally, in my own teaching, my sincere thanks to the hundreds of students who have engaged these case studies and who have inspired me with their critical and imaginative work.

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