Article | Conference Proceedings; ServDes.2010; Exchanging Knowledge; Linköping; Sweden; 1-3 December 2010 | The concept of value in design practice - an interview study

Title:
The concept of value in design practice - an interview study
Author:
Katarina Wetter Edman: MFA Industrial Design Business and Design Lab HDK/School of Business, Economics and Law, University of Gothenburg
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Year:
2010
Conference:
Conference Proceedings; ServDes.2010; Exchanging Knowledge; Linköping; Sweden; 1-3 December 2010
Issue:
060
Article no.:
008
Pages:
87-100
No. of pages:
14
Publication type:
Abstract and Fulltext
Published:
2012-09-20
ISBN:
978-91-7519-770-8
Series:
Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
ISSN (print):
1650-3686
ISSN (online):
1650-3740
Publisher:
Linköping University Electronic Press; Linköpings universitet


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Use and the value thereof are implicit in the design discourse and therefore rarely explicitly spoken of; although they are at the core of design practice. With the recent turn to a service dominant logic perspective; the service marketing discourse opens up for understanding value as value-in-use and value-in-context. This paper empirically explores and describes ways in which professional designers themselves express ‚Äúvalue-in-use‚ÄĚ. The findings suggest that professional designers do not focus explicitly on value as a standalone concept; but conceptualize value-in-use through contextualization and an extensive use of emotions.

Keywords: S-D logic; service design practice; value-in-use

Conference Proceedings; ServDes.2010; Exchanging Knowledge; Linköping; Sweden; 1-3 December 2010

Author:
Katarina Wetter Edman
Title:
The concept of value in design practice - an interview study
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Conference Proceedings; ServDes.2010; Exchanging Knowledge; Linköping; Sweden; 1-3 December 2010

Author:
Katarina Wetter Edman
Title:
The concept of value in design practice - an interview study
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