Joining Forces: Investigating the influence of design for behavior change on sustainable innovation

Kristina Niedderer, James MacKrill, Stephen Clune, Martyn Evans, Dan Lockton, Geke Dina Simone Ludden, Andrew Morris, Robin Gutteridge, Edward Gardiner, Rebecca Cain, Paul Hekkert

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Design is a significant driver of behaviour change, enabling, encouraging or discouraging particular practices from taking place. Despite design’s clear influence on behaviours, limited frameworks exist for the effective implementation of Design for Behaviour Change (DfBC) in professional and public contexts. This paper takes a first step towards developing a comprehensive framework map by comparing current models and approaches of DfBC from key areas of ecological sustainability, safety, health and well-being, and social design. The objective being to develop a better understanding of the opportunities and challenges in stimulating ecological and social innovations for lasting behaviour change.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of Norddesign 2014
Publication statusPublished - 27 Aug 2014
EventNorddesign 2014: 10th Biannual NordDesign Conference - Creating Together - Espoo, Finland
Duration: 27 Aug 201429 Aug 2014


ConferenceNorddesign 2014


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  • IR-93972


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