Values in Design

Values play an integral role in design: they inform the kinds of trade-offs the make when considering different solutions; they create a basis for assessing a particular artifact or system may fit into their lives; and they are an important part of negotiating common understanding in collaborative design settings. This project focuses on the various ways values become expressed through design of artifacts and systems.


  1. C. A. Le Dantec. “Situating design as social creation and cultural cognition.” CoDesign. 6(4):207–224, December 2010.

  2. Christopher A. Le Dantec, “Situated Design: Toward an Understanding of Design Through Social Creation and Cultural Cognition.” In C&C ‘09: Proceedings of the 7th ACM SIGCHI Conference on Creativity&Cognition, Berkeley, CA, October 27–30 2009.

  3. Christopher A. Le Dantec, Erika S. Poole, and S. P. Wyche., “Values as Lived Experience: Evolving Value Sensitive Design in Support of Value Discovery.” In CHI ‘09: Proceedings of the 27th international conference on Human factors in computing systems, April 2009.

  4. Christopher A. Le Dantec and E. Y. Do., “The Mechanisms of Value Transfer in Design Meetings.” In Design Studies, 30(2):119–137, March 2009.

  5. Christopher A. Le Dantec and Erika S. Poole. “The Value of Pictures: Photo Eliciation Techniques for Engaging Users.” In, CHI ‘08: Proceedings of the SIGCHI conference on Human factors in computing systems, Workshop: Values, Value and Worth. 2008.