Here is a Selection of Publications Key
to the Development of the Value Wheel

THE USER-VALUE OF RURAL ELECTRIFICATION: AN ANALYSIS AND ADOPTION OF EXISTING MODELS AND THEORIES.
In this publication the importance of user-value as a determining factor for the acceptance of development initiatives is discussed. The paper describes the learning from the design, psychology and sociology literatures and draws on existing theories of value-theory. These are then transposed and applied to community operated rural electrification schemes and a user-value framework is developed. The paper highlights the importance of development initiatives to incorporate the value perception of the end-user; as developers of such initiatives need to extend their measure of success beyond the commonly used criteria of financial value, the appropriateness of the technology, capacity building and technology uptake. The theoretical framework in this research paper provides the main skeleton for the user-perceived value wheel. Download the full article here:
http://sciencedirect.com/science/article
/pii/S1364032114001622


'EXTREME SLEEPOVER #15' - KEEPING THE LIGHTS ON IN RURAL UGANDA.
This article describes the experience of a PhD Researcher form the Department of Engineering's Centre for Sustainable Development at the University of Cambridge. As part of this investigation, the researcher travelled to seven villages in rural Uganda. The article outlines the data collection of one of the seven villages which has informed the development of the value wheel. In this example, villagers from Moyo in northern Uganda were asked to select 20 items, prioritise, and state why this particular item is of importance. See more at:
http://cam.ac.uk/research/features/extreme
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