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Title: Influencing interaction: Development of the design with intent method
Authors: Lockton, D
Harrison, DJ
Holley, T
Stanton, NA
Keywords: Persuasive technology; behavior change; sustainability; energy; interaction design; design methods; innovation methods
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: ACM
Citation: Proceedings of Persuasive 2009: Fourth International Conference on Persuasive Technology. Claremont, CA, 26-29 April 2009.
Abstract: Persuasive Technology has the potential to influence user behavior for social benefit, e.g. to reduce environmental impact, but designers are lacking guidance choosing among design techniques for influencing interaction. The Design with Intent Method, a ‘suggestion tool’ addressing this problem, is introduced in this paper, and applied to the briefs of reducing unnecessary household lighting use, and improving the efficiency of printing, primarily to evaluate the method’s usability and guide the direction of its development. The trial demonstrates that the DwI Method is quick to apply and leads to a range of relevant design concepts. With development, the DwI Method could be a useful tool for designers working on influencing user behavior.
ISBN: 978-1-60558-376-1
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Dept of Design Research Papers

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