Designing a value object for perpetrators of domestic violence


  • Inge Andrew Ms


Human centered design, Value object, Double diamond, User journey mapping


This article focuses on a group of people who do not have a voice in everyday discourse – perpetrators of domestic violence. By engaging with qualitative design methods, including the Double Diamond design process, and looking at the system of interactions and experiences at Stopping Violence Dunedin (SVD), this research identified a series of themes and milestones for men who are perpetrators of domestic violence, leading to the development of a value object. A value object can refer to that which creates value for the user. In this case, the object is a key that created a value proposition, working to celebrate the milestones that these men reach in their journey of change, supporting the possibility of an alternative future for them – a future without violence.




How to Cite

Andrew, I. (2022). Designing a value object for perpetrators of domestic violence. DISCERN: International Journal of Design for Social Change, Sustainable Innovation and Entrepreneurship, 3(2), 1–13. Retrieved from