Over the last 20 years, value sensitive design (VSD) as a framework and approach
based in theory has been widely applied, and also contested, in HCI. In this
presentation, I draw on 8 years of practice to show how VSD is a suitable and
productive methodological framework for research on social change and social
impact. My goal is to promote discussion at HCIC of the connection of theory and
practice, and how bridging the gap between theory and practice can, in turn, bridge
the gap between academic and industry research.