Value Pie: A Culturally Informed Conceptual Scheme for Understanding Values in Design

  • Roberto Pereira
  • Maria Cecília Calani Baranauskas
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8510)


Interactive technologies have spread from the context of the workplace to our homes and everyday lives, and people use them for different purposes, through different devices, and in quite different and complex contexts. In the last years, the HCI research community has devoting attention to the subject of values, pointing out to the need for placing values in the core of technology design, and for studies that support researchers, designers and practitioners in doing so. In this paper, we introduce the Value Pie: a theoretically grounded artifact created to support the understanding and involvement of values in design. The paper presents the grounds used to create the artifact and discusses on how it can favor a comprehensive and informed understanding of values and their cultural context.


Organizational Semiotics HCI Culture 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Roberto Pereira
    • 1
  • Maria Cecília Calani Baranauskas
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Computing – UNICAMPCampinasBrazil

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