Values-Based Social Design
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Values-Based Social Design

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Introductions

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Progress in Togetherness & Meaning

Indexes

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Practices and Methods
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Assessments, Skills, and Discoveries

Unit 1. Shared Meaning Revival

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Chapter 1. Telling Values Apart from Other Things
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Chapter 2. Finding Evidence of Values
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Chapter 3. Communicating Values Concretely
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Assessment: Values Clarity

Unit 2. Designing for One’s Own Sources of Meaning

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Chapter 4. Hard Steps
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Chapter 5. Environments for Relationship-Building
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Chapter 6. Containers, not Flows
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Assessment: Making Things Meaningful on Purpose

Unit 3. Designing for Others’ Sources of Meaning

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Aligned Organizations and Meaningful Communities
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Chapter 7. Gathering Others’ Sources of Meaning
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Chapter 8. Social Games and Spaces
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Assessment: Gathering Other’s Sources of Meaning, Upgrading Social Games, Small-Scale Evaluation

Unit 4. Designing at Larger Scales

Scale and Space Decay
Scale and Space Decay
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Tech Products (that Don't Cause Depression and War)
Chapter 9. Legitimation Processes
Chapter 9. Legitimation Processes
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Chapter 10. Incentives Structures
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Assessment: Legitimation, Prototyping, and Large-Scale Surveys

Back Matter

Case Studies
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Values-Alignment and Design
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Each Learner has a Roadmap
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Glossary
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Terms of Use
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Acknowledgements
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Textbook Updates
VBSD Work in Progress
Archived Materials

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