Value-Oriented Semi-Structure Interview
Value-Oriented Semi-Structured Interview is a part of the value sensitive design method. This method provides industry researchers a guide for structuring interview questions to surface stakeholders’ understanding, views and values about a technology.
Framework of ethics used:
You will need:
Materials: interview protocol
Participants: researchers, stakeholders
Example Practices (Friedman & Hendry, 2019):
The value-oriented semi-structured interview questions focus on the “evaluative judgments about a technology” and the rationales behind it. Some example questions are:
- “Is it all right or not all right that technology X has feature Y or behavior Z? Why or why not?”
- “Some people like X about the system for Y reason. Other people like A about the system for B reason. Are your views more similar to one person or the other? Why?”
Learn more about the method through the following further readings list.
Borning, A., Friedman, B., Davis, J., & Lin, P. (2005). Informing public deliberation: Value sensitive design of indicators for a large-scale urban simulation. In ECSCW 2005 (pp. 449-468). Springer, Dordrecht.
Czeskis, A., Dermendjieva, I., Yapit, H., Borning, A., Friedman, B., Gill, B., & Kohno, T. (2010, July). Parenting from the pocket: Value tensions and technical directions for secure and private parent-teen mobile safety. In Proceedings of the sixth symposium on usable privacy and security (pp. 1-15).
Kahn, P. H., Friedman, B., Perez-Granados, D. R., & Freier, N. G. (2006). Robotic pets in the lives of preschool children. Interaction Studies, 7(3), 405-436.
Freier, N. G. (2008, April). Children attribute moral standing to a personified agent. In Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (pp. 343-352).
Friedman, B., & Hendry, D. (2019). Value sensitive design: Shaping technology with moral imagination. MIT Press.
About VSD. VSD Lab. (2020, October 5). Retrieved January 28, 2022, from https://vsdesign.org/vsd/#SemiStructured
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