The workshop “Legal Design as Academic Discipline: Foundations, Methodology, Applications” will take place on December 12, 2018 in Groeningen (Netherlands) during JURIX. Legal Design is an interdisciplinary approach to apply human-centered design to prevent or solve legal problems. It can help to create functional, inclusive and transparent legal documents, services, and systems.
This workshop welcomes theoretical contributions, for instance on:
- What is Legal Design? What is it not?
- Which methodologies can be applied and for which purposes?
- From which neighbouring research fields can Legal Design benefit?
- What is the added value of Legal Design to the academic field?
- How can Legal Design help to develop and validate new legal theories?
It also welcomes the description of practical applications (projects, practices and examples, better if grounded in legal informatics):
- access, usability, communication and visualisation of legal documents, data and information
- improving access to justice and remedies for different stakeholders
- design of interfaces for artificial intelligence in the legal domain
- design and evaluation of legal digital services (platforms, apps, etc.)
- usable applications for natural language processing of legal texts
- design of technologies (e.g. blockchain, algorithms, artificial intelligence, platforms, etc.) in compliance with the applicable laws
- implementation and enforcement of legal principles through IT, design and behavioural economics (choice architectures, patterns, etc.)
- interpretation of legal visualizations
- transparency of legal information and documentation
- usability in privacy, data protection, and security
- Legal Design in & for education
Read the call for papers for more details on the workshop and the submission.