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Design for sustainable behaviour: strategies and perceptions

By Debra Lilley


This is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in the journal Design Studies. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published at: paper presents selected findings of doctoral research exploring how design could be used to influence user behaviour towards more sustainable practices. It describes three strategies for changing user behaviour through design drawn from literature and outlines the methodology and findings of a case study exploring the application of these strategies in sustainable design. Drawing on the perceptions of design professionals interviewed in response to one of the concepts generated, the paper goes on to explore the perceived acceptability and effectiveness of these strategies. It concludes by commenting on the wider implications of these perceptions for ongoing research

Topics: User behaviour, Environmental design, Design techniques
Publisher: © Elsevier
Year: 2009
DOI identifier: 10.1016/j.destud.2009.05.001
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