We use the phrase “Compassionate Technology” to describe the devices and services that are produced from ethical innovation. These are technologies that serve beyond utility by creating a relationship with the user, or maybe more appropriately, the companion. In this model, the device or process in question exploits neither resources nor the humans interacting with it. It's a stable contract.
Our three guidelines for designing Compassionate Technologies include:
Systems applicable to compassionate design aren't limited to the digital. What if an entire society were designed this way?
"We all need to work together, because there are no jobs on a dead planet; there is no equity without rights to decent work and social protection, no social justice without a shift in governance and ambition, and, ultimately, no peace for the peoples of the world without the guarantees of sustainability."
— Sharan Burrow