Competing priorities

Potentially conflicting outcomes within technological practice that require identification and a judgment on relative value in order to decide on an appropriate course of action.
Competing priorities might include such things as:

  • conflicting stakeholder viewpoints
  • expedient practices versus ethically acceptable practices
  • the use of renewable versus non-renewable resources
  • budget constraints versus the use of ideal materials
  • the use of resources of cultural significance in traditional versus contemporary contexts.
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