Conference Papers  |  ,   |  July 26, 2015

A Simplified Approach for Making Human Values Central to Interaction Design

Conference paper by Ravi Mahamuni, Kejul Kalyani and Piyush Yadav.
Presented at 6th International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics.


The basic building blocks of HCI, that is, the ‘human’, the ‘computer’ and ‘interaction’ concepts have been around for a long time. There is a need to understand people, in relation to how they are supported, augmented or constrained by technology, and how this may have an impact on the way we design human computer interactions. In the near future, ‘human values’ will play a vital role in conceiving the ‘human’ in HCI. In the light of changing human values, which are, what is desirable in different situations, societies and cultural contexts, we need to embed these into the entire interaction design process to realize it. Simplified steps to achieve this will increase the wider adoption of these concepts and will help stakeholders realize their human values. This paper explains our approach to formulate and realize human values through the interaction design process with four simple steps. This work is currently intended for software application development. We believe that this is the first step towards simplifying the human value realization process to make a stronger impact on the relationship between people and technology.