Value-sensitive design is an approach that seeks to explicitly center the values of design stakeholders. In doing so, the method provides a rich analytical backdrop in which to explore how participants make sense of values and embody values in their designs. In this study, I explore the broad question of how a value-sensitive design approach can be used to surface, address, and possibly reconcile the similar and different culturally informed ways we make sense of being feminist fathers. Two groups of self-proclaimed feminist fathers, white non-Latinx and nonwhite Latinx, engaged in a value-sensitive design approach to designing technology to support their conceptualizations of feminist fatherhood. Four themes around differences between the groups and the kinds of reflections the participants engaged in are summarized. Based on our findings, I contribute suggestions for adapting value-sensitive design approaches to scaffold certain kinds of reflection around authenticity and interpretation in ways that are more grounded in themes of nondominance.
Value-Sensitive Design for Feminist Technology: Designing for “Feminist Fatherhood” with Nonwhite Latinx and White Fathers
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Ralph Vacca; Value-Sensitive Design for Feminist Technology: Designing for “Feminist Fatherhood” with Nonwhite Latinx and White Fathers. Global Perspectives 1 February 2021; 2 (1): 24917. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/gp.2021.24917
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