How can we develop software that is not only oriented towards business models, but also towards the common good, user interests, and media regulation? Coding Public Value (CPV) translates questions on media law, user orientation, and the integration of political and social stakeholders into approaches and methods for a responsible software engineering as well as institutional, political, and regulatory recommendations in the area of public service media libraries.
The project 'Coding Public Value' focuses on the development and evaluation of methods for responsible software engineering for the common good and corresponding institutional, political and organizational frameworks for public-service media platforms. How can legal, political and user-oriented requirements of public media be translated into requirements, methods and quality assessment practices for the engineering of software and which institutional, political, and organizational requirements have to be implemented in order to operate public service media platforms on the foundation of such public service-oriented software engineering?
The project combines science & technology Studies, media and communication research, legal studies (this will be the task of the associated partner HBI), and empirical software engineering in an interdisciplinary collaboration.
The project will provide an analysis of stakeholders in the media sector, the media law and regulatory framework and of usage and market potentials. Furthermore, prototypical implementations are also planned.