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Iivari, N. (2020). VALUE CONFLICT, CONVERGENCE AND EVOLUTION – VALUES SHAPING CROSS-DISCIPLINARY DESIGN. Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Design Creativity (ICDC 2020). Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Design Creativity.

Value conflict, convergence and evolution : values shaping cross-disciplinary design

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Author: Iivari, Netta1
Organizations: 1INTERACT Research Unit, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
Format: article
Version: published version
Access: open
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Language: English
Published: The Design Society, 2020
Publish Date: 2020-09-15


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.

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ISBN: 978-1-912254-11-8
Pages: 271 - 278
DOI: 10.35199/ICDC.2020.34
Host publication: Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Design Creativity (ICDC 2020). 26-28 August 2020, Oulu, Finland
Host publication editor: Boujut, Jean-François
Cascini, Gaetano
Ahmed-Kristensen, Saeema
Georgiev, Georgi
Iivari, Netta
Conference: International Conference on Design Creativity
Type of Publication: A4 Article in conference proceedings
Field of Science: 113 Computer and information sciences
Copyright information: © The Authors 2020. CC-BY-NC (Creative Commons Non-Commercial Licence).