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This section features news and events related to design for sustainable behaviour such as new journal articles, websites and workshops or seminars. If anyone wishes to add their announcement to this section please e-mail debra


"Design for Sustainable Behaviour: Using products to change consumer behaviour" accepted for publication in The Design Journal.  

"Reducing domestic energy consumption: a UCD approach" presented at ERSCP-EMSU 2010, 25th-29th October in Delft

"Design for sustainable behaviour: strategies and perceptions"  published in Design Studies journal.   "Teaching Ethics for Design for Sustainable Behaviour: A Pilot Study " published in Design and Technology Education: An International Journal. Paper available here
E.On / EPSRC research project funded
New collaborative project 'Carbon, Control and Comfort': User-centred control systems for carbon reduction and load distribution" will run from 2009-2011.
  "Sustainable design education – considering design for behavioural change"  published in Engineering Education journal. Paper available here.
new RSA blog on design and behaviour
a new blog containing news and thoughts related to a project on the role that design for behaviour change can play in society. To read the blog visit: http://designandbehaviour.rsablogs.org.uk/
  "Teaching Ethics in Design: A Review of Current Practice" was presented by Dr Vicky Lofthouse at ICED09 the 17th International Conference on Engineering Design, 24th-27th August 09

Dr Tracy Bhamra presented 'Sustainable Use: Changing Consumer Behaviour through Design' at Sustainable Innovation 08 on the 27th - 28th October 2008 in Malmö, Sweden.
  new "design and behaviour" online discussion forum
The design of products, services and environments can be used to influence behaviour. This group aims to bring together people interested in this emerging field. To join visit: http://www.designandbehaviour.com

  The 13th Sustainable Design Network seminar Design I Behaviour: Making it Happen! was held on the 17th October at the engCETL, Loughborough University. <more information> “Pervasive Persuasive Technology & Environmental Sustainability” (Pervasive 2008) was held on 19th-22nd May in Sydney, Australia. Workshop papers can be found at: http://www.pervasive2008.org/workshops/pptes.html
design-behaviour website report published
the design-behaviour website report has now been published on the Higher Education Academy Engineering Subject Centre website. <Read the report>.
  "design-behaviour" discussion on IxDA
"design-behaviour" was recently discussed on the Interaction Design Association (IxDA) blog.
To read, register or take part in the debate visit:  http://www.ixda.org/discuss.php?post=28577
Dr Tracy Bhamra presented 'Sustainable Use: Changing consumer behaviour through product design' at Changing the Change on the10-12th July in Turin, Italy   "design-behaviour" featured on "Architectures of Control" To read the review and other interesting entries visit: ://architectures.danlockton.co.uk/2008/04/30/design-behaviour-website-launched/
  02 Netherlands, Playground: Player’s behavior
Held on 31st May 2008 this event asked “how can designers encourage users to break from unsustainable behavior? For more information visit: http://www.o2nederland.org/main.asp?pid=3&iid=512
Persuasive Technology 2008, was held from 4th-6th June in Finland, will gather people interested in how software and related technologies influence people's attitudes and behaviours. For more information visit: http://persuasive2008.org/


This content was updated:  17/07/2011