At the moment I'm carrying out pilot studies testing the 'Design with
Intent' method, an innovation method for designing products/systems
that influence user behaviour, with individual designers/design
students to see how people use it, and how the usability can be
improved, as well as (to some extent) how useful it is at actually
suggesting applicable design concepts in response to a brief.
If you're in the London area, are a designer or someone interested in
behaviour change, and would like to participate in an individual pilot
study session in January, please let me know - d...@danlockton.co.uk
There are only going to be a few sessions; they take about 2½ hours
each, during the week, taking place at Brunel University (Uxbridge,
end of the Piccadilly and Metropolitan lines) and bear in mind half
the participants will be ‘controls’ and so won’t actually be getting
the DwI Method at all. The most I can pay you for your time/travel is
£10. If that still sounds attractive, get in touch! I’ll let people
know when all the slots are filled.
More details here - http://architectures.danlockton.co.uk/2008/12/12/invitation-to-participate/
Equally, if your company or design team would like to participate in a
‘full’ trial of the DwI Method sometime in spring 2009 - trying out
the method on real problems - then please do get in touch too.
Dan Lockton MPhil BSc(Hons) FRSA | Cleaner Electronics Research Group
Brunel Design | Brunel University | London | UB8 3PH | http://danlockton.co.uk