Expert Cultures and Responsible Technology


Prerequisite/Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

Bachelor's degree.

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Students who complete this module can:

Learning objectives


  • explain the principles and methods used in the development of a specific technology in a specific technological organisation
  • explain the qualitative research methods to examine expert cultures
  • describe ethical approaches


  • develop a proposal for responsible technology design
  • identify the codes and rituals of an expert culture in a selected technology context
  • portray the conceptual landscape of innovation and responsibility in a chosen technology context
  • investigate and analyse the drivers and barriers for responsible technological innovation, including guidelines for responsible design, corporate social responsibility and stakeholder involvement
  • undertake ethical analysis of a specific technology


  • critically reflect on own analysis
  • take individual responsibility for, and regularly document own professional and interdisciplinary development and specialisation.

Type of instruction

The module will be implemented as a problem-based and project-oriented work within the module's overall framework. The project work is supported by one or more supervisors.



Name of examExpert Cultures and Responsible Technology
Type of exam
Oral exam based on a project
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingExternal examination
Criteria of assessmentAre described in the Framework Provisions.

Facts about the module

Danish titleEkspertkulturer og ansvarlig teknologi
Module codeTBITANK12101
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg, Campus Copenhagen
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudyboard for Techno-Anthropology and Sustainable Design
DepartmentDepartment of Planning
FacultyTechnical Faculty of IT and Design