Value sensitive design


  • Francesca Morini Södertörn University



Human-computer interaction, design, moral psychology, participatory design, value-oriented semi-structured interviews, value sketch, value-oriented prototype, epistemology of journalism, data journalism


In this section, Journalistica puts a spotlight on research methods used in journalism studies and/or journalism practice.


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How to Cite

Morini, F. (2024). Value sensitive design. Journalistica, 18(1).



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