A research method for value discovery, identifying how values were first identified and how these values impacted later design decisions by visualizing the interplay of identified values.
Materials: Research material (Design activity, Conversation among designers)
- Unitize the speech acts and analyzed the communication structure of the dialogues of the participants.
- Inductively identify and apply a “value code” to each speech act in the transcript.
* a value code is defined as an intent of the speech act that would represent the participant’s attitude towards one or more values. The values were adapted a prior from Friedman 2003, including types such as: ownership, privacy, accountability, freedom from bias, trust, autonomy, usability, informed consent, and human welfare.
- Attribute an idea code to the speech act. These codes are marked as the layers over the links created among the speech acts of the participants
- Form the link.