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|Title: ||Design with intent: A design pattern toolkit for environmental and social behaviour change|
|Authors: ||Lockton, Daniel|
|Advisors: ||Harrison, DJ|
|Keywords: ||Behaviour change|
|Publication Date: ||2013|
|Publisher: ||Brunel University School of Engineering and Design PhD Theses|
|Abstract: ||This thesis describes a systematic research enquiry into in_uencing more sustainable behaviour through design, which has produced communicable new knowledge in the form of a design pattern toolkit, called Design with Intent, developed and evaluated through an action research process.
The toolkit aims to help designers create products, services and environments which in_uence the way people use them, primarily for environmental and social bene_t; it brings together techniques for understanding and changing human behaviour from a range of psychological and technical disciplines, illustrated with examples, with the aim of enabling designers to explore and apply relevant strategies to problems.
`Design for behaviour change' has grown signi_cantly as a _eld in the past few years, to a large extent due to recognition of the contributions that user behaviour makes to the environmental and social impact of technology_and designed systems in general. People's behaviour is inevitably in_uenced by the design of the systems which they use, and it is not a great leap to consider that design could be used intentionally to in_uence behaviour where some benet would result.
This thesis starts by identifying the need for a guide for designers working on behaviour change.
It extracts insights from reviews of perspectives on in_uencing behaviour from di_erent disciplines, inside and outside of `design', which could be usefully applied in a design context. Through an action research process of iterative development and workshops with design practitioners and students, these insights are incorporated into a toolkit for designers, which is applied mainly to environmental and social behaviour change briefs. Versions of the toolkit are made publicly available, and feedback from early users in di_erent contexts is analysed and implications for continuing development discussed.|
|Description: ||This thesis was submitted for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy and was awarded by Brunel University|
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