I'd like to toss out a sentence for list members' comments:
"[D]esign methodologies such as value-based design, reflective design,
and critical design emphasize the value of explicitly questioning the
underlying values, habits, and assumptions that drive both users and
(the sentence comes from an as-yet-unpublished paper, not written by
me, so I can't give a formal source, sorry.)
In thinking about this assertion I find myself wondering how one
constructs and values usability within a practice that foregrounds
explicit questioning and presumably induces some kind of discomfort
due to that questioning.
I'd appreciate hearing others' thoughts about this.