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Envisioning Large-Scale Effects of Teaching Values in Design

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  • Anne Linda Kok, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
  • Eva Eriksson
  • Elisabet M. Nilsson, Malmö University, Sweden
In teaching, there is an increased awareness about the role that values play in design. In this paper, we envision potential large-scale effects of teaching values in design in higher education. In doing so, we practice what we preach, as we ourselves perform the envisioning method we normally teach our students. By applying this method to our teaching, we are scaling up the definition of “learning outcomes” from classroom-level results
to societal outcomes. Specifically, we envision these potential outcomes by creating value scenarios on the basis of four topics – stakeholders, time, values, and pervasiveness. The contribution
of this paper is twofold. On the one hand, it demonstrates the potential large-scale effects on people and society of teaching about values in design in higher education. On the other hand, it
demonstrates the advantages of using value scenarios as a method to understand the effects of your own teaching.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of Nordes 2021: Matters of Scale. 15-18 August 2021
EditorsEva Brandt, Thomas Markussen, Eeva Berglund, Guy Julier, Per Linde
Number of pages9
PublisherSyddansk Universitet
Publication year2021
Publication statusPublished - 2021
EventNORDES 2021: The 9th Nordic Design Research conference - Held online, Kolding, Denmark
Duration: 15 Aug 202118 Aug 2021


ConferenceNORDES 2021
LocationHeld online

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