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Values-led Participatory Design - Mediating the Emergence of Values

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There is a growing interest in values-led inquiries within
participatory design. One approach argues that working
with values is a recursive 3-phase process that supports
the emergence, development and grounding of values. In
this paper we focus solely upon the emergence phase,
proposing an approach that can support the emergence of
values during the initial phase of a values-led inquiry. To
illustrate this approach and to ground our discussion, we
draw from a recent participatory design case where we
were engaged in the design of digital technology to
support the experiences of young adults with severe
intellectual disabilities, in an art museum. By describing
how we establish, negotiate and the debrief values during
this initial phase of a values-led inquiry. By
foregrounding both explicit and implicit mediation in the
PD process we show how a theoretical understanding of
mediation can potentially

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of NordiCHI
Number of pages10
Place of publicationNew York
Publication year13 Oct 2012
ISBN (print)978-1-4503-1482-4
Publication statusPublished - 13 Oct 2012

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