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Lockton, Dan, Harrison, David J and Stanton, Neville A, 2014, Journal Article, Exploring design patterns for sustainable behaviour The Design Journal, 17 (1). 00-00. ISSN 1460-6925 (In Press)

Abstract or Description:

Products and services explicitly intended to influence users’ behaviour are increasingly being proposed to reduce environmental impact and for other areas of social benefit. Designing such interventions often involves adopting and adapting principles from other contexts where behaviour change has been studied. The ‘design pattern’ form, used in software engineering and HCI, and originally developed in architecture, offers benefits for this transposition process.

This article introduces the Design with Intent toolkit, an idea generation method using a design pattern form to help designers address sustainable behaviour problems. The article also reports on exploratory workshops in which participants used the toolkit to generate concepts for redesigning everyday products—kettles, curtains, printers and bathroom sinks/taps—to reduce the environmental impact of use. The concepts are discussed, along with observations of how the toolkit was used by participants, suggesting usability improvements to incorporate in future versions.

Official URL: http://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/journal/the-design-jo...
Subjects: Other > Mathematical and Computer Sciences > G400 Computer Science > G440 Human-computer Interaction
Other > Mathematical and Computer Sciences > G500 Information Systems > G520 Systems Design Methodologies
Other > Technologies > J900 Others in Technology > J910 Energy Technologies
Other > Technologies > J900 Others in Technology > J920 Ergonomics
Architecture > K100 Architecture > K110 Architectural Design Theory
Creative Arts and Design > W200 Design studies
Creative Arts and Design > W200 Design studies > W240 Industrial/Product Design
Creative Arts and Design > W200 Design studies > W280 Interactive and Electronic Design
Creative Arts and Design > W200 Design studies > W290 Design studies not elsewhere classified
School or Centre: Research Centres > Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design
Funders: Ormsby Trust, Thomas Gerald Gray Charitable Trust
Identification Number or DOI: Not yet available
Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2016 09:21
Last Modified: 13 Jul 2016 09:21
URI: http://researchonline.rca.ac.uk/id/eprint/1295

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