Design for Behaviour Change Special Interest Group

Design for Behaviour Change Special Interest Group

Convenor: Professor Kristina Niedderer, University of Wolverhampton

Contact: k.niedderer@wlv.ac.uk; info@behaviourchange.eu

This group is offering a forum for discussion about design for behaviour change as a driver for sustainable innovation.

Designing for behaviour change is seen as a potent way to tackle some of the biggest problems in the world around us. Already, approaches derived from the concept have enabled us to recycle, heat more efficiently, increase our exercise patterns, and remind us to take our medication, along with many more examples besides.

However, in covering such divergent fields and problems there is a challenge to create a coherent understanding of practices and approaches relating to design for behaviour change. This group therefore seeks to offer a forum for discussion about design for behaviour change and the challenges and opportunities in using it to create sustainable innovation.

This SIG takes a broad focus on the understanding, theories, mechanisms and applications of design for behaviour change across various domains of design to understand the impact of design on people’s lives as well as on their relationships with each other and the planet. Examples of relevant current research from within the organising group include Design for Mindful Design, Socially Responsible Design, Design with Intent, Persuasive Technology, to name but a few.

The research focus is ‘Design for Behaviour Change’. This SIG will take a broad focus on the understanding, theories, mechanisms and applications of design for behaviour change across various domains of design. Examples of relevant current research from within the organising group include Design for Mindful Design, Socially Responsible Design, Design with Intent, Persuasive Technology, and other Behaviour Change approaches.

Behaviour change is of increasing interest to design to understand the impact of design on people’s lives as well as on their relationships with each other and the planet. It is timely because of the current focus on design for behaviour change, which already brings together a number of DRS members and will do so increasingly.

SIG website: www.behaviourchange.eu

SIG discussion list: http://www.linkedin.com/groups/Design-Behaviour-Change-Special-Interest-8137299

Twitter: design@behaviorchangeu

Upcoming Events

DRS Conference 2018 - Call for Track Sessions

DRS 2018 is now accepting Track Session Proposals.

The deadline is 16th May 2017 and proposals can be submitted here: https://www.conftool.pro/drs2018/

LearnxDesign 2017 Paper deadline extended.

The deadline for the Call for Papers has been extended to 24th February 2017.

Further details can be found here:  http://lxd2017.london/

The submission website is here: https://www.conftool.net/lxd2017/index.php?page=index

PLATE 2017 – Product Lifetimes and the Environment

8-10 November 2017, Delft, The Netherlands

Call for Papers Deadline: 13th January 2017

http://www.plateconference.org/second-plate-conference/

 

Design Management Academy 2017 - Call for papers

7-9 June 2017,Hong Kong.

Call for Papers Deadline: 9 January 2016

http://designmanagementacademy.com/dma2017/paper_submission/theme/

 

The 12th EAD Conference: “Design for Next...” 

12-14 April 2017. La Sapienza in Rome Italy

http://www.designfornext.org/index.html

 

CUMULUS 2017: REDO

30 May–2 June 2017. Design School Kolding, Denmark.

http://cumuluskolding2017.org/

 

MODE Motion Design Education Summit

June 7-9, 2017. The Ohio State University, USA.

http://www.modesummit.com/

 

EKSIG 2017 - ALIVE . ACTIVE . ADAPTIVE - Experiential Knowledge and Emerging Materials

19-20 June 2017, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

 http://www.eksig2017.com/

 

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Call for Papers

PLATE 2017 – Product Lifetimes and the Environment

8-10 November 2017, Delft, The Netherlands

Call for Papers Deadline: 13th January 2017

http://www.plateconference.org/second-plate-conference/

Design Management Academy 2017 - Call for papers

7-9 June 2017,Hong Kong.

Call for Papers Deadline: 9 January 2016

http://designmanagementacademy.com/dma2017/paper_submission/theme/