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Title: Affordances, constraints and information flows as ‘leverage points’ in design for sustainable behaviour
Authors: Lockton, D
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: Social Science Research Network
Citation: Working Paper Series, No. 2120901, Apr 2012
Abstract: Two of Donella Meadows' 'leverage points' for intervening in systems (1999) seem particularly pertinent to design for sustainable behaviour, in the sense that designers may have the scope to implement them in (re-)designing everyday products and services. The 'rules of the system' -- interpreted here to refer to affordances and constraints -- and the structure of information flows both offer a range of opportunities for design interventions to in fluence behaviour change, and in this paper, some of the implications and possibilities are discussed with reference to parallel concepts from within design, HCI and relevant areas of psychology.
Description: Copyright @ 2012 Social Science Electronic Publishing
URI: http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2120901
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