The Value of a Designed Object: Is there a Formula for Creating Value?
Beth Blair, IDSA
Arunas Oslapas, IDSA | Western Washington University
How can a designer provide value? Is it possible for designers to foresee the potential increase or
decrease in the value of an object over time? How do consumers perceive value? Is there a formula for
creating or sustaining value? By taking a deeper look into various notions of value, this paper will
attempt to answer these questions, or at least provide designers with additional concepts to consider
when thinking about the objects they’re designing.