Chapter 3. Communicating Values Concretely


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Articulating a value in words doesn't necessarily help you live it better. But you still might want to write out a value you have for various reasons: to help someone see what's important to you; to find people who share the value, by circulating a text; to inspire strangers; or on a design project, to set a clear objective, and to check with users whether they have a specific value and were able to live by it.

Invent It Yourself

User Research

Can you separate clearly articulated values, gathered from a survey?

A Friendly Disagreement

How could you tell a colleague or relative what you mean by integrity?

Planning a Wedding

Is it enough information, to plan a wedding for people who value 'community'?


Making Values Concrete
Writing Out a Value
Rewriting a Value: Example #1
Rewriting a Value: Example #2
Rewriting a Value: Example #3
Consider reviewing...
Older, Messier, but also More
Team Values


Solo Activities

Evaluate Values at Meaning Supplies
  • Improve the writing of a value at meaning supplies
  • Write up why you admire someone as a well-articulated value
Two Types of ...
Go all the way from an emotion story from a bad design to an articulated value

Group Activities

  • lead a values discussion amongst "easy" people that are already very articulate about these things
  • lead a values discussion amongst some of your classmates
  • help others articulate and clarify their values in an online forum

We'll help you explore how.