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  • adj. marked by humanistic values and devotion to human welfare


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  • The eight threads are: Modeling and simulation; Devices (embedded in the physical world); Theory; Information internetworks; Intelligence; Media (use of computers for more creative expression); People (human-centred design); and Platforms (computer architectures, etc).

    2009 April 13 | Serendipity

  • What would we prefer, after all, in a judge with awesome power over others: abstract, other-worldly theorizing, or human-centred legal reasoning that breathes a vital spirit into the letter of the law?

    Sonia Sotomayor and "identity politics"

  • It aimed to consolidate peace, human-centred development and poverty reduction through economic development, by, among other things, boosting growth, achieving the millennium development goals, consolidation of peace and democratisation, and addressing environmental issues and climate change.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • That seems like such a human-centred universe, requiring that imaginary old guy to have his imaginary fingers on every wonder.

    No Two SnowFlakes Are The Same

  • Their concerns were motivated by a combination of ethical and aesthetic responses to nature as well as a rejection of crudely economic approaches to the value of natural objects (a historical survey of the confrontation between Muir's reverentialism and the human-centred conservationism of Gifford Pinchot (one of the major influences on the development of the US Forest Service) is provided in Norton 1991; also see Cohen 1984 and Nash (ed) 1990).

    Environmental Ethics

  • However one key consideration was if the outcomes of the policy conference and congress would lay a foundation for human-centred development.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • This should make our contributions human-centred and clearly owned by our peoples.

    ANC Today

  • In the planning of a prototype seminar for business people about human-centred RFID applications, I heard this phrase, and it seemed to fit well.

    An elephant in the room

  • It's an outmoded fetish, one that badly needs to be replaced by democratic, human-centred, non-hierarchical social relations based upon mutual accountability.

    Love from above

  • A solution to the crisis in Zimbabwe required more than a change of leadership, and needed institutions that were human-centred and supported the rule of law, the Institute for Security Studies said on Tuesday.

    ANC Daily News Briefing


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