The value declaration: a method for integrating human values into design-oriented research projects

  • Oliver HegerEmail author
  • Bjoern Niehaves
  • Henrik Kampling
Original Paper


For researchers who study technology designs, the application and execution of so-called design-oriented research projects are a common way of funding their research. Against this background, we propose a new methodical approach with which VSD can easily be implemented in such projects and which we call “value declaration”. We share our experience with this method which we gained in two design-oriented research projects.


Method Human values Design-oriented Project Value declaration 



This article was supported by projects INEMAS (No. 16SV7235) and ELISE (No. 16SV7512) funded by the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Center for Responsible Innovation & Design (CRID)Forschungskolleg der Universität Siegen (FoKoS)SiegenGermany

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