Human (people)-centric Technology
Human-centric technology is a progressive multidimensional design and development ideology.
For simplicity purposes, human, instead of humanity, is used here.
The core codes are:
- Technologies are developed for general public.
- Common good comes before private profits.
- Technologies are designed and developed in a way to empower general users and be socially aware.
- Technologies are designed, developed and delivered in a way to preserve user independence and protect user privacy.
- Technologies are designed to be intuitive (natural), minimally invasive and non-intrusive, and do not involve a steep learning curve (to potentially broaden gap between the ones with access to such education and resources and those who do not).
- Technologies do not create, enable or contribute to inequality.
Human-centric is often also referred to as people-centric. Both terms can be used interchangeably in most scenarios. However, based on the context, one may be preferred over the other:
- Social dimension: people-centric (people as the public)
- Technological aspect: human-centric (human as user of the technology as opposed to machines)
MOFFAS is designed and built to be a human-centric system.
Human or people-centric technologies shall not be construed as propositions or notions to endorse values that mirror those of anthropocentrism.