MiniCoDe – Minimise algorithmic bias in Collaborative Decision Making with Design Fiction 

Project Lead

Alessio Malizia, University of Hertfordshire Christina Vasiliou, Northumbria University

Co-investigators

Silvio Carta, University of Hertfordshire
Nanlin Jin, Northumbria University

Supporting Partner(s) 

Newcastle West End Foodbank, Cambridge Spark, WeandAI

Project Summary

Despite playing an essential social justice role in providing emergency food supplies, the Newcastle West End Foodbank have indicated problems with the current food voucher system (inconsistent recording of voucher issuing, difficulty tracking usage patterns and inability to share data across agencies). 

Understanding human considerations and requirements for the introduction of algorithmic services is a critical first step in addressing a fairer future within food administration. This project will use a design fiction approach to develop a toolkit to inform the design of socio-technical systems for fair and transparent food administration through inter-agency collaboration and resolve the problems identified by exploring digital solutions and interventions.