Scenario Co-Creation Cards

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Method Overview

Scenario co-creation cards are built upon Value Sensitive Design methods with the purpose of identifying held values by prompting discussions that lead to implicit and explicit expression.

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Getting Started

You will need:  Interviewer(s), Participant(s)

Materials: Picture cards

Using picture cards, participants are thus asked to draw a card from each pile (green cards for stakeholders, blue cards for media, and red cards for role) while providing a brief description of what each card could mean.

The researcher then further probes the participant to elaborate on their response as appropriate, developing their questioning based on the substantive content of the cards. Within an interview, 10-20 scenarios are explored, with discussions lasting around 3-10 minutes.

Further Reading

Article: Scenario co-creation cards: A tool for eliciting values
Video: Scenario co-creation cards



Taghreed Alshehri, Reuben Kirkham, and Patrick Olivier. 2020. Scenario Co-Creation Cards: A Culturally Sensitive Tool for Eliciting Values.
In Proceedings of the 2020 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (Honolulu, HI, USA) (CHI ’20). Association for Computing
Machinery, New York, NY, USA, 1–14.

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