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Values and Cultural Aspects in Design: Artifacts for Making Them Explicit in Design Activities

  • Roberto Pereira
  • Samuel Bastos Buchdid
  • M. Cecília C. Baranauskas
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing book series (LNBIP, volume 141)

Abstract

Values and cultural aspects must be considered for providing design solutions that make sense to people. Although there is influential literature work devoted to the subject of values and culture in design, there is still a lack of principled and light-weighted artifacts and methods to support designers in this task. In this paper we propose two artifacts for supporting designers in making explicit both stakeholders’ values and system’s requirements in design. We situate our discussion in a case study where the artifacts were used to support the design of seven prototypes of applications for Interactive Digital Television in the Brazilian context. The results were promising and indicated the artifacts’ usefulness to support designers in dealing with values and cultural aspects in design activities.

Keywords

VIF CARF Organizational semiotics VCIA 

Notes

Acknowledgements

This research is partially funded by CNPq (#560044/2010-0 EcoWeb Project) and FAPESP (#2013/02821-1). This paper is a revised version of a previous paper published at ICEIS 2012: “Keeping Values in Mind: Artifacts for a Value-Oriented and Culturally Informed Design”, which received the Best Student Paper Award in the Human–Computer Interaction area. The authors specially thank the editors for the invitation, and the participants of the case study who voluntarily collaborated and authorized the use of the documentation of their projects in this paper.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Roberto Pereira
    • 1
  • Samuel Bastos Buchdid
    • 1
  • M. Cecília C. Baranauskas
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of ComputingUniversity of Campinas (UNICAMP)Campinas–SPBrazil

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