Design for Behaviour Change
An alternative approach to influencing behaviour: Adapting Darnton’s Nine Principles framework for scaling up individual upcycling
Kyungeun Sung, Tim Cooper, Sarah Kettley
Nottingham Trent University (3)
Keywords: Darnton’s Nine Principles framework; design for behaviour change; upcycling; sustainable design
Behaviour change or influencing behaviour has recently been recognised as a new role of design by design academics and practitioners. Some approaches have been explored in past research, yet most focused on behaviour intervention generation as a form of product design or communication design. In the meantime, increasing interest in design as a way of thinking and as an effective tool for policy and service innovation in the public sector calls for wide-ranging approaches for design and policy interventions. This paper therefore suggests an alternative approach as a response to such calls. Darnton’s Nine Principles framework is critically reviewed as an overarching framework, and adapting this framework, the early stages of behaviour intervention are proposed. The application of the alternative approach to influencing behaviour is demonstrated by giving an example of scaling up individual upcycling. The paper concludes by discussing the value and usefulness of the suggested approach.
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Cite this paper: Sung, K., Cooper, T., Kettley, S. (2016). An alternative approach to influencing behaviour: Adapting Darnton’s Nine Principles framework for scaling up individual upcycling, Proceedings of DRS 2016, Design Research Society 50th Anniversary Conference. Brighton, UK, 27–30 June 2016.
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