RRI Tool: Designing for Values

Designing for Values

Designing for values provides an accessible entry way into this rich and promising approach to the design of products and services, in accordance with societal and consumer values. The last thing you want as innovative company, is that, despite their high quality, your products go wasted because customers do not want to use them. Gaining knowledge of and accommodating the values your customers and the larger society embrace, helps you prevent this from happening. This tool equips you with the means to do that.

When to Use This Tool

When you would like to design your innovations to be in alignment with societal values.

How to Use This Tool

Choosing from reasoning and deliberation tools and applying them to your situation.

Visit the website from VSD Research Lab or to Delft Design for Values Institute learn more about tools and experiences about value sensitive design.

You can also an online course that is offered by TU Delft in which you will learn to apply the design for values approach to a product you are developing in your company. Visit this website to apply for the online course.

Tool Categories

Areas of attention: Opening Up to the World, Areas of attention: Taking Care of People & Planet, Areas of attention: Thinking of the Future
Place of application: CSR, Place of application: Management, Place of application: Research
Purpose of tool: Inspiration & Guidance

Tool Developed By

Required Investment

Depending on the level of ambition

Expertise Needed

Expertise level required when you do it yourself:

  • Not applicable

External support:

  • Facilitator is needed to guide you through the whole process of self-assessment

Expected Results

  • Being able to come up with innovative products and services aligned to societal values.
  • Ensurance of a market for your products/services.