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TDDE32 Professionalism in Computer Science

SusAD assignment in TDDE32 and TDDE02

Workshop 2: Analysing the effects of Software Systems using the Sustainability Awareness Framework

This workshop is a joint assignment for students in courses TDDE32 - "Professionalism in Computer Science" and TDDE02 - "Software Entrepreneurship" (in Swedish). You will do preparations, engage in a joint activity of conducting a series of interviews, drawing a diagram to describe the outcome and reporting on the results.

Miro board

The Miro board is available before the workshop, and will be made a read-only copy after the workshop. A password is resuired for access, sent separately via e-mail.


  1. Read the paper "Requirements: The Key to Sustainability" from IEEE Software to understand the background to using this method for analyzing the effects of software systems.
  2. Study the SusAF Taster workbook that you will be using.
  3. Look at the examples provided for a sustainable procurement system and for Airbnb.
  4. Each student group in TDDE02 will send a summary description in English of their project via e-mail to those students in TDDE32 that will interview them (see online Excel spreadsheet). You will need to do this by Monday, November 15 at the latest.
  5. During the introductory (Zoom) lecture 2021-11-16 10-12, we will introduce the background and format for the workshop.
  6. During the workshop, students in TDDE32 will get to interview students from TDDE02.

The online workshop 2021-11-17

We will meet online in Zoom and will have breakout rooms that you can join yourselves for your interviews (see the online Excel spreadsheet). You will need Zoom version 5.3.0 for self-selection of rooms to work, so make sure you have updated your Zoom client. To take notes and collaborate, we will use a Miro board.

Workshop, part 1: Interviews

Duering the workshop, you will conduct interviews on the wider implications of IT systems, regarding possible technical, individual, economic, social and ecological effects of IT systems. In each interview, a student from TDDE32 will ask questions and one or more students from TDDE02 will try to answer them to the best of their ability. The questions and detailed instructions for how to use them is available in the SusAF workbook.

For TDDE32 students, you need to:

  • Follow the instructions on the Question Sheets and take notes during the interviews according to the questions in the Taster workbook. Remember that the interviewee will see your notes.
  • Remember that the interview is not about identifying one or two effects, it is about engaging in a conversation with the interviewee. As an analyst, you should make the interviewee reflect on the different potential scenarios.

For TDDE02 students:

  • Answer the questions asked by the TDDE32 students to the best of your ability and ensure that the notes taken reflect your discussions.

Workshop, part 2: Drawing a diagram

After all appropriate interviews for a project in TDDE02 have been conducted, students from TDDE32 and TDDE02 will need to synthesize the results for each TDDE02 project group, prioritize what you believe is most likly or impactful and draw a SusAD diagram together on Miro.

After the workshop: Reporting your results

For TDDE32 students:
  • Export/take a screenshot of the finished SusAD diagram and include as reference, to be included in your essay, section 5.
For TDDE02 students:
  • Export/take a screenshot of the finished SusAD diagram and include as reference of your activity and as documentation that you have conducted the activity. The picture can be included in your report.
  • TDDE02 students will have to use the outcome of this activity as part of their project according to the instructions given on the TDDE02 examination page (in Swedish).

SusAF Taster workbook

The SusAF Taster workbook contains instructions for you to read in preparation to holding interviews and drawing diagrams.


There is a list of groups, breakout rooms and topics for interviews, along with a description of the workshop, in an online Excel spreadsheet.

Page responsible: Arne Jönsson
Last updated: 2021-11-10