Designing for Motivation: Focusing on Motivational Values in Two Case Studies

  • Fahri Yetim
  • Torben Wiedenhoefer
  • Markus Rohde
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6984)


This paper presents our investigations in how value sensitive design of interactive systems could motivate people to contribute to semantic web applications. In two case studies we adopted the Value Sensitive Design (VSD) framework (Friedman et al., 2006), relying on three levels of investigation. Conceptual investigation focused on the literature analysis and identified a set of motivational values. Empirical investigation involved understanding the motivations of users within two cases. Finally, technical investigation was conducted to determine design features which may support and facilitate these values. This study illustrates the use of the VSD framework for investigating motivational values and provides a review of design features to support end users’ motivation to contribute to public goods.


Motivation value sensitive design user participation annotation case studies 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Fahri Yetim
    • 1
  • Torben Wiedenhoefer
    • 1
  • Markus Rohde
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Information Systems and New MediaUniversity of SiegenSiegenGermany

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