Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Design Creativity (ICDC 2020)

Year: 2020
Editor: Boujut, Jean-François ; Cascini, Gaetano ; Ahmed-Kristensen, Saeema ; Georgiev, Georgi V. ; Iivari, Netta
Author: Iivari, Netta
Series: ICDC
Institution: INTERACT Research Unit, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
Page(s): 271-278
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Values are shaping and underlying our behaviour, including creative design. In cross-disciplinary design, there may be a multitude of values shaping and underlying design. So far, there is a lack of studies on values in cross-disciplinary design. This study utilizes a value lens to examine cross-disciplinary design of a learning application within which Human Computer Interaction (HCI), educational science and Information Technology (IT) specialists as well as users acted as design participants. The study reveals numerous values implicated in design. Educational science specialists emphasized a multitude of values; sometimes even conflicting ones, in their design for learners, while HCI specialists and IT specialists advocated Security and Self-Actualization values for users. Both value conflicts and convergence emerged and those were identified both between and among these designer groups as well as between designers and users. Evolution and negotiation of values was also observable. Implications for research and practice are discussed.

Keywords: values, cross-disciplinary design, multiparty design, creative design


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