All posts filed under “Behaviour change

Thinking About Things That Think About How We Think

Thinking About Things That Think About How We Think

We often hear the phrase ‘intelligent environments’ used to describe spaces in which technology is embedded, in the form of sensors, displays, and computational ability. This might be related to Internet of Things, conversational interfaces or emerging forms of artificial intelligence. But what does ‘intelligence’ […]

Environments Studio: Materializing the Invisible

Environments Studio: Materializing the Invisible

In Materializing the Invisible, we considered invisible and intangible phenomena—the systems, constructs, relationships, infrastructures, backends and other entities, physical and conceptual, which comprise or influence much of our experience of, and interaction with, environments both physical and digital. ‘The invisible’ here is potentially everything from […]

Environments Studio: Design, Behavior and Social Interaction

Environments Studio: Design, Behavior and Social Interaction

Jasper Tom investigated patterns of people’s behavior in Pittsburgh’s Greyhound Bus Station  In this short introductory unit, we looked at ways in which the design of environments, and features within them, affects people’s behavior and interaction with each other. Design influences what people do, but […]

What does energy look like? Drawing Energy book now available

What does energy look like? Drawing Energy book now available

Last year, Flora Bowden blogged about our investigation of people’s perceptions of ‘energy’—how do people visualise, or think about, what is for the most part an abstract, invisible concept? A book detailing our research, Drawing Energy, is now available to download or order: Bowden, F., Lockton, D., Gheerawo, R. and Brass, C. (2015). Drawing Energy: […]

Introducing The Story Machine: Part 1

Introducing The Story Machine: Part 1

Friction in integrating digital storytelling into community activities For some community groups, the use of technology and digital media is built into the work they do—for example, the Wards Corner Community Coalition‘s very successful use of Stickyworld and social media to tell their story, integrated into the organisation of a whole range of community events. […]

Designing with people in sustainability and behaviour change research: DRS 2014 Workshop, 15 June 2014

Designing with people in sustainability and behaviour change research: DRS 2014 Workshop, 15 June 2014

On 15 June, at the 2014 Design Research Society conference in Umeå, Sweden, we will be running a workshop on Designing with people in sustainability and behaviour change research along with SusLab project colleagues from Chalmers University of Technology and the Wuppertal Institute. This full-day workshop should be of interest to designers and researchers working at intersections […]

Guest post at Ethnography Matters

Guest post at Ethnography Matters

Over at the excellent Ethnography Matters we have an invited guest post about SusLab, explaining the RCA’s work on the project so far through from an ethnographic perspective. From the conclusion: …we hope to demonstrate, in the context of the wider political, academic and commercial debate over energy and behaviour change, what it means to […]